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Historical Events In 1878

Friday, 06 December 2019

Apr 07   C M M Hathorn, cricketer (South African Test centurion in 1905-06) on this day in history.  

Apr 08   Rudolf Nelson, composer in the year 1878.  

Apr 10   Calif St Cable Car RR Co starts service on this day in history.  

Apr 11   On this day in history j Coggia discovers asteroid #187 Lamberta  

Apr 12   Richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist in the year 1878.  

Apr 12   William M "Boss" Tweed, NY politician, dies in the year 1878.  

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

Apr 15   Robert Walser, writer on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 21   First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn on this day in history.  

Apr 21   In the year 1878 temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62  

Apr 21   The ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia on this day in history.  

Apr 22   In the year 1878 kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer  

Apr 23   1st Dutch test drive of steam tram on this day in history.  

Apr 23   Friedrich Preller, landscape painter, dies in the year 1878.  

Apr 26   In the year 1878 ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)  

Apr 28   In the year 1878 lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Free Soul, Dr Kildare)  

Apr 28   The birth of Lionel Barrymore, American actor on this day in history.  

May 02   US stops minting 20 cent coin in the year 1878.  

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

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

May 04   Phonograph shown for first time at Grand Opera House in the year 1878.  

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

May 10   On this day in history gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)  

May 11   In the year 1878 mr Reyskens, oldest male resident of Netherlands, ever  

May 14   Vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly) in the year 1878.  

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   Taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely) on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1878 adam von Ahn Carse, composer  

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

May 19   Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield on this day in history.  

May 21   On this day in history 4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37.25  

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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   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   In the year 1878 birth of augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)  

Jan 06   In the year 1878 birth of carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)  

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

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   In the year 1878 victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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