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Historical Events In 1878

Saturday, 18 September 2021

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

Apr 08   Rudolf Nelson, composer on this day in history.  

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   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   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   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 in the year 1878.  

Apr 21   The ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia in the year 1878.  

Apr 22   In the year 1878 kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer  

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

Apr 23   Friedrich Preller, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 26   In the year 1878 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   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   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   In the year 1878 phonograph shown for first time at Grand Opera House  

May 08   1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines on this day in history.  

May 10   Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926) on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

May 15   On this day in history francisco Pujol, composer  

May 16   On this day in history 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   On this day in history blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by Pres Garfield  

May 19   On this day in history blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970) was born in the year 1878.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history death of antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)  

Jan 19   On this day in history henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67  

Feb 01   On this day in history george Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85  

Feb 07   In the year 1878 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   Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 in the year 1878.  

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