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Historical Events In 1878

Monday, 10 December 2018

Feb 01   In the year 1878 hattie Wyatt Caraway, politician/teacher/1st woman elected to senate  

Feb 02   Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1878 waclaw Gieburowski, composer  

Feb 07   In the year 1878 ossip Gabrilovich, composer  

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

Feb 08   In the year 1878 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   Peace of Zanjón in the year 1878.  

Feb 10   On this day in history peace of Zanjón  

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

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

Feb 11   First weekly Weather report published in UK on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 16   On this day in history 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   1st telephone exchange in SF opens with 18 phones on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 19   On this day in history 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   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   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   US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate in the year 1878.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1878

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1878 birth of edwin Franko Goldman, composer  

Jan 01   Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929) was born in the year 1878.  

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

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

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

Jan 06   In the year 1878 birth of dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)  

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 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 in the year 1878.  

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

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 in the year 1878.  

Feb 01   George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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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