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Historical Events In 1878

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

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   In the year 1878 joseph Gordon Coates, PM of New Zealand (1925-28)  

Feb 06   Waclaw Gieburowski, composer in the year 1878.  

Feb 07   In the year 1878 ossip Gabrilovich, composer  

Feb 07   In the year 1878 pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85  

Feb 08   On this day in history elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

Feb 08   On this day in history martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)  

Feb 10   On this day in history peace of Zanjón  

Feb 10   On this day in history peace of Zanjón  

Feb 10   On this day in history peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres  

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

Feb 11   First weekly Weather report published in UK in the year 1878.  

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

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

Feb 16   On this day in history selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)  

Feb 16   On this day in history silver dollar became US legal tender  

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

Feb 17   1st telephone exchange in SF opens with 18 phones in the year 1878.  

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

Feb 18   On this day in history john Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.  

Feb 18   In the year 1878 peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76  

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

Feb 19   In the year 1878 thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)  

Feb 19   On this day in history thomas Edison patents the phonograph  

Feb 19   Thomas Edison receives a patent for his cylinder-playing music player (forerunner of the "modern day" phonograph) on this day in history.  

Feb 21   1st telephone book issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut) on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history fritz Cortolezis, composer  

Feb 21   The first U.S. telephone directory is distributed (District Telephone Co., New Haven, CT) in the year 1878.  

Feb 22   On this day in history franz Hunten, composer, dies at 84  

Feb 22   Greenback Labor Party formed (Toledo OH) on this day in history.  

Feb 22   In the year 1878 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   Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories) was born in the year 1878.  

Jan 04   In the year 1878 birth of augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)  

Jan 06   In the year 1878 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   On this day in history birth of theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)  

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   Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788) died on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67  

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

Feb 07   In the year 1878 pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85  

Feb 08   In the year 1878 elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

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

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