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Historical Events In 1878

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Feb 01   In the year 1878 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) on this day in history.  

Feb 06   In the year 1878 waclaw Gieburowski, composer  

Feb 07   Ossip Gabrilovich, composer in the year 1878.  

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 in the year 1878.  

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   In the year 1878 peace of Zanjón  

Feb 10   Peter Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres in the year 1878.  

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

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

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   Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1878.  

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   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   On this day in history thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)  

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   On this day in history fritz Cortolezis, composer  

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

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1878 birth of alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926) was born in the year 1878.  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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