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The 1870s is the eighth decade of the 19th century. During this time, industry really picked up, resulting in the invention of the telephone, the phonograph, and, most remarkably of all, the electric lightbulb.

Years and Known Events[]

  • 1870
    • The first square-bottomed paper bags are used.[1]
    • The grandson of Betsy Ross begins her legend.[2]
  • 1871
    • The Fisk Jubilee Singers introduce spirituals to wider audiences.[3]
  • 1872
    • P. T. Barnum first advertises his circus as "The Greatest Show on Earth."[4]
    • Victoria Woodhull is the first woman to run for U.S. president.[5]
  • 1873
    • The game of Badminton is developed.[6]
  • 1874
    • Joseph Glidden's barbed-wire machine is patented.[7]
  • 1875
  • 1876
    • The first Harvey House opens.[8]
    • Custer's Last Stand[9]
    • Nicolaus Otto builds his internal combustion engine.[10]
    • Alexander Graham Bell patents his telephone.[11][12]
  • 1877
    • Gustavus Swift develops refrigerated railroad cars.[13]
    • Thomas Edison demonstrates the phonograph.[14]
  • 1878
    • Teenage boy operators are rude to customers.[15]
    • The first telephone directory is issued.[16]
  • 1879

Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?[]

In Season 2, Episode 44, the Time Pilots meet Thomas Edison, who is celebrating the invention of the phonograph by singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" over and over. His clues about the telephone lead the Time Pilots to the 1870s, specifically 1877. There, they play Global Pursuit and find out that, in the 1870s, Shanghai was linked by telegraph cable to Vladivostok, Russia; New Haven, Connecticut, was home to the first telephone switchboard; the player piano was demonstrated in St. Louis; wires were first used as bicycle wheel spokes in England; and Alexander Graham Bell said the first words ever spoken over a telephone line in Boston.

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