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Historical Events In 1878

Sunday, 26 May 2019

May 21   Glenn Hammond Curtiss, US, inventor (hydroplane) in the year 1878.  

May 22   On this day in history franz von Holstein, composer, dies at 52  

May 23   On this day in history attorney John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia  

May 23   On this day in history atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia  

May 24   CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston on this day in history.  

May 24   On this day in history cA Parker (Harvard) wins first American bike race, Beacon Park Boston  

May 24   Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954) on this day in history.  

May 25   In the year 1878 bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)  

May 25   In the year 1878 gilbert &Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London  

May 25   In the year 1878 gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London  

May 27   6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75 in the year 1878.  

May 27   On this day in history australia Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19  

May 27   On this day in history carlo Marsili, composer, dies at 49  

May 31   German battleship Grosser Kurfürst sinks, 284 killed in the year 1878.  

May 31   German battleship Grosser Kurfurst sinks, 284 killed on this day in history.  

May 31   US Congress accept decrease in dollar circulation on this day in history.  

Jun 01   John Masefield, England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads) in the year 1878.  

Jun 04   Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes in the year 1878.  

Jun 04   In the year 1878 frank N D Buchman, US theologist (Moral Rearmament)  

Jun 04   On this day in history turkey turns Cypress over to the British.  

Jun 05   Franklyn Farnum, actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days) in the year 1878.  

Jun 05   The birth of Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary on this day in history.  

Jun 06   On this day in history gottfried Herrmann, composer, dies at 70  

Jun 08   12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43.5 on this day in history.  

Jun 11   In the year 1878 dC is given a new govt by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (change in 1974)  

Jun 12   On this day in history hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26  

Jun 12   On this day in history james O Curwood, US, journalist/writer (Kazan the wolfdog)  

Jun 13   On this day in history congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization  

Jun 15   On this day in history 1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground  

Jun 15   Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director/critic (Pygmalion) in the year 1878.  

Jun 15   On this day in history the first attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground  

Jun 17   In the year 1878 albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

Jun 18   C H F Peters discovers asteroid #188 Menippe on this day in history.  

Jun 19   In the year 1878 james M Kilroe, priest of St Mary Star of the Sea, in the Bronx  

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Famous Birthdays In 1878

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Edwin Franko Goldman, composer was born in the year 1878.  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1878 birth of alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)  

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   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   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   On this day in history death of françois-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1878 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   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   On this day in history jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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