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, Professor Harry Gilbert, lifts off from the Cincinnati Zoological Gardens and makes a surprise landing on the Buckner farm near Florence
U.S. & World
March 2 - With the Compromise of 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes is named President of the United States.
May 6 - Crazy Horse surrenders to the U.S. Army in Nebraska.
June 21 - The leaders of the terrorist organization, the Molly Maguires, are hung in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The moons of Mars are discovered by Asaph Hall.