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Historical Events In 1878

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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   Joseph Gordon Coates, PM of New Zealand (1925-28) on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1878 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   First weekly Weather report published in UK on this day in history.  

Feb 12   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1878 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   On this day in history 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   Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76 in the year 1878.  

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

Feb 19   Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph) in the year 1878.  

Feb 19   Thomas Edison patents the phonograph on this day in history.  

Feb 19   On this day in history 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   The first U.S. telephone directory is distributed (District Telephone Co., New Haven, CT) on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 22   In the year 1878 greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio)  

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   Edwin Franko Goldman, composer was born in the year 1878.  

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

Jan 04   Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories) was born in the year 1878.  

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 in the year 1878.  

Jan 06   Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970) was born in the year 1878.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history 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   In the year 1878 death of françois-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1878 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   In the year 1878 elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

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

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