1876: Battle of Little Bighorn, June 25 and 26. A combined
Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho force, overwhelms the 7th Cavalry
Regiment of the United States.
1876: Alexander Graham Bell successfully transmits the first
bi-directional transmission of clear speech. An improved design for the
“telephone” was patented the next year.
1874: The newly created Northwest Mounted Police march west from
Manitoba, on passing the Turtle Mountains they have a brief glimpse of
some of the Minnesota Sioux and their white captives.
1874: July 31 - First Russian Mennonites arrive at Winnipeg on the
1878: December 4 - First freight by rail reached St. Boniface. Two
days later, the first freight for export was shipped by rail from St.
Boniface via steamer.
First grain elevator built in Niverville.