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Historical Events In 1878

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Feb 01   On this day in history hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate  

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

Feb 02   On this day in history greece declares war on Turkey  

Feb 03   Joseph Gordon Coates, PM of New Zealand (1925-28) in the year 1878.  

Feb 06   On this day in history waclaw Gieburowski, composer  

Feb 07   In the year 1878 ossip Gabrilovich, composer  

Feb 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1878 martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)  

Feb 10   On this day in history peace of Zanjón  

Feb 10   In the year 1878 peace of Zanjón  

Feb 10   Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres on this day in history.  

Feb 11   1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms on this day in history.  

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

Feb 12   In the year 1878 frederick Thayer patents catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)  

Feb 12   In the year 1878 frederick Thayer patents the catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)  

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

Feb 16   Silver dollar became US legal tender on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 17   Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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   Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies at 61 in the year 1878.  

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

Feb 19   In the year 1878 thomas Edison patents the phonograph  

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   In the year 1878 1st telephone book issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut)  

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

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   Greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio) in the year 1878.  

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   On this day in history birth of edwin Franko Goldman, composer  

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

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)  

Jan 04   Augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)  

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 in the year 1878.  

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 in the year 1878.  

Jan 18   Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788) died in the year 1878.  

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   Pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 17   On this day in history jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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