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Historical Events In 1878

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Apr 07   On this day in history c M M Hathorn, cricketer (South African Test centurion in 1905-06)  

Apr 08   Rudolf Nelson, composer in the year 1878.  

Apr 10   Calif St Cable Car RR Co starts service in the year 1878.  

Apr 11   J Coggia discovers asteroid #187 Lamberta in the year 1878.  

Apr 12   In the year 1878 richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist  

Apr 12   On this day in history william M "Boss" Tweed, NY politician, dies  

Apr 15   Harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap in the year 1878.  

Apr 15   Robert Walser, writer in the year 1878.  

Apr 16   In the year 1878 r E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903)  

Apr 21   On this day in history albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist  

Apr 21   In the year 1878 first Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn  

Apr 21   Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Apr 21   In the year 1878 the ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia  

Apr 22   Kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer in the year 1878.  

Apr 23   1st Dutch test drive of steam tram in the year 1878.  

Apr 23   On this day in history friedrich Preller, landscape painter, dies  

Apr 26   On this day in history ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)  

Apr 28   Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Free Soul, Dr Kildare) on this day in history.  

Apr 28   The birth of Lionel Barrymore, American actor in the year 1878.  

May 02   On this day in history uS stops minting 20 cent coin  

May 02   In the year 1878 uS stops minting 20¢ coin  

May 04   Phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House on this day in history.  

May 04   In the year 1878 phonograph shown for first time at Grand Opera House  

May 08   1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on this day in history.  

May 10   In the year 1878 gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)  

May 11   Mr Reyskens, oldest male resident of Netherlands, ever in the year 1878.  

May 14   On this day in history vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)  

May 14   On this day in history vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)  

May 15   Francisco Pujol, composer in the year 1878.  

May 16   In the year 1878 taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely)  

May 19   On this day in history adam von Ahn Carse, composer  

May 19   Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by Pres Garfield in the year 1878.  

May 19   On this day in history blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield  

May 21   4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25 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   On this day in history birth of agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)  

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

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   François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788) died in the year 1878.  

Jan 19   On this day in history henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67  

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

Feb 17   On this day in history jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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