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Historical Events In 1878

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

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

Apr 08   On this day in history rudolf Nelson, composer  

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

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

Apr 12   Richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 15   In the year 1878 robert Walser, writer  

Apr 16   R E "Tip" Foster, cricketer (287 on debut England v Aust SCG 1903) on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 21   Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62 in the year 1878.  

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

Apr 22   In the year 1878 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   The birth of Lionel Barrymore, American actor on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

May 10   In the year 1878 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) in the year 1878.  

May 15   On this day in history francisco Pujol, composer  

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 on this day in history.  

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 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   Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929) was born in the year 1878.  

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   In the year 1878 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   On this day in history 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   Victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1878 jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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