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Historical Events In 1878

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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

Apr 08   On this day in history rudolf Nelson, composer  

Apr 10   On this day in history calif St Cable Car RR Co starts service  

Apr 11   J Coggia discovers asteroid #187 Lamberta on this day in history.  

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

Apr 12   William M "Boss" Tweed, NY politician, dies on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer  

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

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

Apr 26   Ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 28   In the year 1878 the birth of Lionel Barrymore, American actor  

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

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

May 04   In the year 1878 phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House  

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

May 08   In the year 1878 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines  

May 10   Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926) in the year 1878.  

May 11   On this day in history mr Reyskens, oldest male resident of Netherlands, ever  

May 14   On this day in history 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   In the year 1878 francisco Pujol, composer  

May 16   On this day in history taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely)  

May 19   Adam von Ahn Carse, composer on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1878 blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by Pres Garfield  

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

May 21   In the year 1878 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 on this day in history.  

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   Augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961) was born in the year 1878.  

Jan 06   Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes) was born in the year 1878.  

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 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 in the year 1878.  

Jan 09   In the year 1878 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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