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Historical Events In 1878

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Feb 01   Hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate on this day in history.  

Feb 02   On this day in history christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)  

Feb 02   Greece declares war on Turkey in the year 1878.  

Feb 03   On this day in history joseph Gordon Coates, PM of New Zealand (1925-28)  

Feb 06   On this day in history waclaw Gieburowski, composer  

Feb 07   Ossip Gabrilovich, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 07   On this day in history pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85  

Feb 08   Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 in the year 1878.  

Feb 08   Martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du) on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history peace of Zanjón  

Feb 10   On this day in history peace of Zanjón  

Feb 10   Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres in the year 1878.  

Feb 11   In the year 1878 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms  

Feb 11   In the year 1878 first weekly Weather report published in UK  

Feb 12   Frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358) in the year 1878.  

Feb 12   Frederick Thayer patents the catcher's mask (pat # 200,358) on this day in history.  

Feb 16   In the year 1878 selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)  

Feb 16   In the year 1878 silver dollar became US legal tender  

Feb 16   The Silver Dollar was introduced as a U.S. coin on this day in history.  

Feb 17   On this day in history 1st telephone exchange in SF opens with 18 phones  

Feb 17   In the year 1878 jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

Feb 18   In the year 1878 john Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.  

Feb 18   Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76 in the year 1878.  

Feb 19   In the year 1878 charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies at 61  

Feb 19   Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph) on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Thomas Edison patents the phonograph in the year 1878.  

Feb 19   In the year 1878 thomas Edison receives a patent for his cylinder-playing music player (forerunner of the "modern day" phonograph).  

Feb 21   1st telephone book issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut) in the year 1878.  

Feb 21   Fritz Cortolezis, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history the first U.S. telephone directory is distributed (District Telephone Co., New Haven, CT).  

Feb 22   In the year 1878 franz Hunten, composer, dies at 84  

Feb 22   In the year 1878 greenback Labor Party formed (Toledo OH)  

Feb 22   On this day in history greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio)  

Feb 28   On this day in history uS congress authorizes large-size silver certificate  

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Famous Birthdays In 1878

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Edwin Franko Goldman, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1878 birth of agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)  

Jan 04   In the year 1878 birth of alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)  

Jan 04   Augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961) was born in the year 1878.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)  

Jan 06   Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1878

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 07   François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1878 death of antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)  

Jan 19   Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1878 george Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85  

Feb 07   On this day in history pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85  

Feb 08   Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 in the year 1878.  

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