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Historical Events In 1878

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

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   On this day in history calif St Cable Car RR Co starts service  

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

Apr 12   On this day in history richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist  

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

Apr 15   In the year 1878 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   In the year 1878 first Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn  

Apr 21   On this day in history temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62  

Apr 21   On this day in history the ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia  

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

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

Apr 23   In the year 1878 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   In the year 1878 the birth of Lionel Barrymore, American actor  

May 02   US stops minting 20 cent coin on this day in history.  

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

May 04   In the year 1878 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 in the year 1878.  

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

May 11   Mr Reyskens, oldest male resident of Netherlands, ever on this day in history.  

May 14   In the year 1878 vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)  

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   In the year 1878 adam von Ahn Carse, composer  

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

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 in the year 1878.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1878

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1878 birth of edwin Franko Goldman, composer  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)  

Jan 04   Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories) was born in the year 1878.  

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   In the year 1878 death of françois-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)  

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   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 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 on this day in history.  

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