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Historical Events In 1878

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Apr 07   In the year 1878 c M M Hathorn, cricketer (South African Test centurion in 1905-06)  

Apr 08   Rudolf Nelson, composer on this day in history.  

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

Apr 11   In the year 1878 j Coggia discovers asteroid #187 Lamberta  

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

Apr 12   In the year 1878 william M "Boss" Tweed, NY politician, dies  

Apr 15   On this day in history harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap  

Apr 15   On this day in history robert Walser, writer  

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

Apr 21   In the year 1878 albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist  

Apr 21   First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn in the year 1878.  

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   Kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 26   Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again) in the year 1878.  

Apr 28   On this day in history lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Free Soul, Dr Kildare)  

Apr 28   On this day in history the birth of Lionel Barrymore, American actor  

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

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

May 04   On this day in history phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House  

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

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   On this day in history 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   Vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly) on this day in history.  

May 15   On this day in history francisco Pujol, composer  

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   Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield in the year 1878.  

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 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   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   In the year 1878 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   Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk) was born in the year 1878.  

Famous Deaths In 1878

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 07   François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794) died in the year 1878.  

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

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   George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85 in the year 1878.  

Feb 07   In the year 1878 pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85  

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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