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Historical Events In 1878

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

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 in the year 1878.  

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

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

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

Apr 15   Harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

Apr 21   Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist on this day in history.  

Apr 21   In the year 1878 first Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn  

Apr 21   Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

Apr 21   In the year 1878 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   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   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   US stops minting 20 cent coin on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1878.  

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

May 14   Vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly) on this day in history.  

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

May 15   In the year 1878 francisco Pujol, composer  

May 16   Taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely) in the year 1878.  

May 19   Adam von Ahn Carse, composer in the year 1878.  

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   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   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   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   In the year 1878 birth of theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1878 victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57  

Jan 18   Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788) died in the year 1878.  

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   On this day in history elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

Feb 17   In the year 1878 jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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