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Historical Events In 1878

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Feb 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 03   In the year 1878 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 in the year 1878.  

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) in the year 1878.  

Feb 10   In the year 1878 peace of Zanjón  

Feb 10   Peace of Zanjón on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1878 first weekly Weather report published in UK  

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) on this day in history.  

Feb 16   On this day in history 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 in the year 1878.  

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 in the year 1878.  

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 in the year 1878.  

Feb 19   On this day in history charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies at 61  

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

Feb 19   In the year 1878 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   On this day in history 1st telephone book issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut)  

Feb 21   Fritz Cortolezis, composer in the year 1878.  

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

Feb 22   Franz Hunten, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Greenback Labor Party formed (Toledo OH) in the year 1878.  

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

Feb 28   US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate on this day in history.  

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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   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   Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1878 birth of theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)  

Jan 12   In the year 1878 birth of ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)  

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   Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67 in the year 1878.  

Feb 01   On this day in history 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   Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

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