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Historical Events In 1878

Saturday, 04 July 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   In the year 1878 calif St Cable Car RR Co starts service  

Apr 11   In the year 1878 j Coggia discovers asteroid #187 Lamberta  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 23   On this day in history friedrich Preller, landscape painter, dies  

Apr 26   On this day in history ethel Griffies, actress (Billy Liar, Birds, We Live Again)  

Apr 28   Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Free Soul, Dr Kildare) on this day in history.  

Apr 28   The birth of Lionel Barrymore, American actor on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history phonograph shown for 1st time at Grand Opera House  

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

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

May 10   On this day in history gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)  

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

May 14   In the year 1878 vaseline is 1st sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)  

May 14   On this day in history vaseline is first sold (registered trademark for petroleum jelly)  

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   In the year 1878 adam von Ahn Carse, composer  

May 19   Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by Pres Garfield in the year 1878.  

May 19   Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield in the year 1878.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories) was born in the year 1878.  

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   Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926) was born on this day in history.  

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 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   Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67 in the year 1878.  

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   In the year 1878 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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