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Historical Events In 1878

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Mar 01   First winter ascent of Aneto on this day in history.  

Mar 01   In the year 1878 gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer  

Mar 02   On this day in history wander J de Haas, Dutch physicist/son-in-law of Lorentz  

Mar 03   Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano) on this day in history.  

Mar 10   On this day in history karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)  

Mar 12   Gemma Galgani, Italian saint in the year 1878.  

Mar 13   In the year 1878 oxford defeats Cambridge in their 1st golf match  

Mar 13   Oxford defeats Cambridge in their first golf match in the year 1878.  

Mar 14   Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Forces of the Future) in the year 1878.  

Mar 15   Hanson Carter, cricketer (Yorkshire Aussie WK of early 20th century) in the year 1878.  

Mar 16   Clemens A Graaf von Galen, cardinal/bishop of Munster/anti-nazi in the year 1878.  

Mar 16   William Banting, English undertaker, dies in the year 1878.  

Mar 20   On this day in history postmaster-General John Delaney and meteorologist John Higgins install Newfoundland's first telephone.  

Mar 21   On this day in history thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer  

Mar 22   On this day in history in Victoria BC R. B. McMicking demonstrates Victoria's first 2 telephones  

Mar 23   In the year 1878 franz Schrecker, composer  

Mar 24   On this day in history albin Masek, composer, dies at 73  

Mar 24   British frigate Eurydice sunk; 300 lost in the year 1878.  

Mar 24   On this day in history hMS Eurydice, a training ship, sank in a freak squall off Ventnor, Isle of Wight with the loss of 330 lives. Only 2 were saved.  

Mar 24   Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer in the year 1878.  

Mar 25   In the year 1878 henry graaf de Baillet-Latour, Belgian pres of IOC (1925-42)  

Mar 26   Hastings College of Law founded on this day in history.  

Mar 26   In the year 1878 sabi Game Reserve, world's first official designated game reserve, opens  

Mar 27   Dobri Voynikov, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Mar 27   In the year 1878 sir George Gilbert Scott, English architect whose designs include the Albert memorial in Hyde Park, London, dies.  

Mar 31   Jack Johnson is 1st black to hold a heavyweight boxing title in the year 1878.  

Mar 31   Jack Johnson is first black to hold a heavyweight boxing title in the year 1878.  

Mar 31   Jack Johnson,1st black heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915) in the year 1878.  

Apr 01   Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa) in the year 1878.  

Apr 01   On this day in history eugene Gautier, composer, dies at 56  

Apr 02   1st issue of Rotterdam's Newspaper in the year 1878.  

Apr 05   Wilhelm Speyer, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1878.  

Apr 06   Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer in the year 1878.  

Apr 06   Prosper Henry discovers asteroid #186 Celuta 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1878.  

Jan 18   In the year 1878 death of antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)  

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 in the year 1878.  

Feb 08   On this day in history 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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