1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common yearstarting on Sunday (dominical letter A) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C) of the Julian calendar, the 1882nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 882nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 19th century, and the third year of the 1880s decade. As of the start of 1882, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localised use until 1918.

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

Photograph of the comet as seen from Cape Town by David Gill
  • September 18Great Comet of 1882: Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape, David Gill, reported watching the comet rise a few minutes before the Sun and described it as "The nucleus was then undoubtedly single, and certainly rather under than over 4″ in diameter; in fact, as I have described it, it resembled quite much a star of the first magnitude seen by daylight."

October–December

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Births

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

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Deaths

January–June

July–December

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