Historical Events In 1878
Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Jan 01 On this day in history edwin Franko Goldman, composer
Jan 04 In the year 1878 alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
Jan 04 On this day in history sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule.
Jan 06 On this day in history carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
Jan 06 The birth of Carl Sandburg, American poet on this day in history.
Jan 08 Secret meeting of King Leopold II's agent & Henry Morton Stanley in the year 1878.
Jan 09 Umberto I becomes King of Italy in the year 1878.
Jan 09 In the year 1878 victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57
Jan 10 On this day in history uS Senate proposes female suffrage
Jan 11 Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926) on this day in history.
Jan 12 On this day in history ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)
Jan 14 The first private connection by telephone in Great Britain is made on the Isle of Wight when Queen Victoria speaks to Thomas Biddulph on this day in history.
Jan 14 US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional on this day in history.
Jan 14 In the year 1878 victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French writer
Jan 15 On this day in history johanna Muller-Hermann, composer
Jan 16 In the year 1878 captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
Jan 16 In the year 1878 harry Carey Sr, Bronx NY, actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)
Jan 17 In the year 1878 oscar Apfel, Cleve, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Inspiration, Before Dawn)
Jan 18 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician on this day in history.
Jan 19 In the year 1878 henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67
Jan 20 Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers) on this day in history.
Jan 21 On this day in history egon Friedell, Austria, journalist/actor/writer (Der Partylowe)
Jan 22 Canada wins right to decide whether or not to be included in British trade treaties in the year 1878.
Jan 22 Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer (Kitty, Whirlpool) on this day in history.
Jan 23 In the year 1878 oton Zupancic, Slovenian poet (Zimzelen pod Snegom)
Jan 24 The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg on this day in history.
Jan 25 Turkish steamer becomes the first ship to be sunk by a torpedo, fired from a Russian boat in the year 1878.
Jan 26 A W "Dave" Nourse, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of S African cricket) on this day in history.
Jan 28 1st telephone exchange (New Haven, CT) on this day in history.
Jan 28 In the year 1878 first telephone exchange (New Haven CT) , and George W Coy hired as first full-time telephone operator
Jan 28 On this day in history walter Kollo [Kollodziepski], German composer (Der Juxbaron)
Jan 29 Barney Oldfield, Ohio, daredevil in the year 1878.
Jan 31 On this day in history willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist
Feb 01 George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85 in the year 1878.