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1875
           
Henry James's early novel Roderick Hudson is serialized in the Atlantic Monthly and is published in book form in 1876

1876
               
Alexander Graham Bell makes the first practical use of his telephone, summoning his assistant from another room with the words 'Mr Watson, come here. I want to see you.'

1876
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Turkish irregular soldiers, the ferocious bashibazouks, massacre some 15,000 Bulgarian civilians

1876
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George Custer leads a US cavalry attack on the Sioux at the Little Bighorn river, with disastrous results

1876
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The chaotic government finances of Egypt are placed under joint French and British control

1876
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William Gladstone's pamphlet Bulgarian Horrors, protesting at massacre by the Turks, sells 200,000 copies within a month

1876
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Stanley passes Nyangwe on the Lualaba, the furthest point down the Congo river system reached by Livingstone

1876
       
Henry James moves to London, which remains his home for the next 22 years

1876
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India becomes the 'jewel in the crown' of Queen Victoria when Benjamin Disraeli secures for her the title Empress of India

1876
           
In 21 years Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass has grown from 12 poems to the two volumes of the sixth edition, published in the USA's centenary year


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