LEGEND celebrates the age of invention and discovery that occured in our
country during the late 1800s. Following are just a few of the momentous
advancements in science, the arts and politics that took place in 1876
(the year in which LEGEND is set):
- Philadelphia held an extraordinary World Exhibition. Thomas Edison was on
hand demonstrating his discovery of direct current electricity.
- In Battle Creek, Michigan, John Harvey Kellogg worked on a new type of
flaked cereal. Kellogg claimed that these flakes, combined with a vegetarian
diet, would lower the sex drive of Americans.
- The Union had grown to 38 states with the addition of Colorado.
- On June 25, General George Armstrong Custer made his Last Stand at
The Little Big Horn.
- On March 10, Alexander Graham Bell sent the first message over a new
invention which he called a telephone.
- The U.S. National Baseball League was founded. Boston beat Philadelphia
6 to 5 in the first game.
- Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back and died in Deadwood, South Dakota.
- The James and Younger Gangs invaded the North to rob a bank in
LEGEND is executive produced by Richard Dean Anderson, Bill Dial, Michael
Greenburg and Michael Piller. Larry Rapaport is producer. The series is
filmed in Tucson and Mescal, Arizona, for broadcast Tuesdays, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
(ET/PT) on UPN.
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Last modified on April 4, 1995