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January 6, 1876 James G. Blaine of Maine, a leading Republican and potential presidential candidate opposes granting amnesty to the 750 remaing Confederate leaders on the floor of the House. Maine
  Republican Party
  Election of 1876
May 10, 1876 Centenial exhibit opens with remarks by President Ulysses S. Grant in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  Ulysses S. Grant
May 31, 1876 Appearing before a House committee, James Mulligan, a bookkeeper for the defunct railroad that Presidential contender James Blaine sold bonds for, reveals he has letters implicating Blaine in the scheme. Following the testimony, Blaine forces Mulligan to give him the letters.
  Election of 1876
June 14, 1876
June 16, 1876
The three-day Republican Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio (Hayes home state) shifted its support from front runner James Blaine to Rutherford B. Hayes on the second ballot. Ohio
  Election of 1876
  Rutherford B. Hayes
  Republican Party
June 25, 1876 Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and a detachment of 263 men are wiped out by 3,000 Sioux warriors under Chief Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse at Little Big Horn in the Montana Territory
  George Armstrong Custer
June 27, 1876
June 29, 1876
Reform New York governor Samuel Tilden easily won the Democratic nomination for President at the convention in St. Louis Missouri
  Election of 1876
  Democratic Party
September 14, 1876 Robert Barnwell Rhett dies at the plantation home of a son-in-law, St. James Parish, Louisiana
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
November 7, 1876 Republican candidates Rutherford B. Hayes and William Wheeler defeat Democratic candidates Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas Hendricks, although the results will not be known until much later.
  Election of 1876
  Rutherford B. Hayes
  Republican Party
  Democratic Party
November 8, 1876 A train carrying votes from the Florida Presidential election is derailed. Florida
  Election of 1876
November 26, 1876 South Carolina election board throws out the presidential results from two western counties, giving Hayes the lead in the state South Carolina
  Rutherford B. Hayes
December 1, 1876 After two weeks of public hearings the state "returning board" meets in secret session to decide the fate of votes in all counties. They disallow 13,211 votes for Tilden and 2,412 for Hayes. Louisiana
  Rutherford B. Hayes
December 5, 1876 Florida canvassing board determines Rutherford B. Hayes wins the state by a margin of 924 votes Florida
  Rutherford B. Hayes
  Election of 1876

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