Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA or Chinese Six Companies) organized in San Francisco.
First Labor Day Parade, New York City.
Edison Company begins to supply electricity to New York City.
Josephine Shaw Lowell founds the New York Charity Organization Society (COS).
First public use of incandescent light bulbs occurs in a Boston theater.
Mary Hallock Foote began publishing the Led_hourse Claim: A Romance of a Mining Camp in The Century
in November 1882.