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Historical Events In 1878

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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

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

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

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

Apr 15   In the year 1878 harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap  

Apr 15   Robert Walser, writer on this day in history.  

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

Apr 21   On this day in history 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   Kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer on this day in history.  

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

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

Apr 26   In the year 1878 ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)  

Apr 28   In the year 1878 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   US stops minting 20 cent coin on this day in history.  

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

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   1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on this day in history.  

May 10   In the year 1878 gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)  

May 11   In the year 1878 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   In the year 1878 vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)  

May 15   Francisco Pujol, composer in the year 1878.  

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   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   In the year 1878 birth of edwin Franko Goldman, composer  

Jan 01   Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 in the year 1878.  

Jan 06   Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   In the year 1878 birth of theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)  

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   François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794) died on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 08   Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 in the year 1878.  

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