Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1840s  1850s  1860s  – 1870s –  1880s  1890s  1900s
Years: 1872 1873 187418751876 1877 1878

Events change

Births change

Deaths change

Published music change

  • "Angels, Meet Me At the Cross Road"     w.m. Will Hays
  • "Carve Dat Possum" by Sam Lucas & Herbert Hershy
  • "Dreaming Forever of Thee"      w.m. John Hill Hewitt
  • "Grandfather's Clock"     w.m. Henry C. Work
  • "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen"     w.m. Thomas P. Westendorf
  • "Nancy Lee" w. Frederick Edward Weatherly, m. Stephen Adams (pseudonym of Michael Maybrick)
  • "The Witches Flight (Galop Caprice)" by Henry A. Russell

Musical theater change