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Historical Events In 1878

Sunday, 28 February 2021

May 21   Glenn Hammond Curtiss, US, inventor (hydroplane) on this day in history.  

May 22   Franz von Holstein, composer, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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

May 23   Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1878 cA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston  

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   Gilbert &Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London on this day in history.  

May 25   Gilbert/Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore," premieres in London in the year 1878.  

May 27   On this day in history 6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75  

May 27   Australia Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19 on this day in history.  

May 27   Carlo Marsili, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1878.  

May 31   On this day in history german battleship Grosser Kurfürst sinks, 284 killed  

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

May 31   In the year 1878 uS Congress accept decrease in dollar circulation  

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

Jun 04   On this day in history cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes  

Jun 04   Frank N D Buchman, US theologist (Moral Rearmament) in the year 1878.  

Jun 04   In the year 1878 turkey turns Cypress over to the British.  

Jun 05   In the year 1878 franklyn Farnum, actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days)  

Jun 05   The birth of Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary in the year 1878.  

Jun 06   Gottfried Herrmann, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jun 08   In the year 1878 12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43.5  

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

Jun 12   Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26 in the year 1878.  

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

Jun 13   Congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization in the year 1878.  

Jun 15   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 on this day in history.  

Jun 15   Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director/critic (Pygmalion) on this day in history.  

Jun 15   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 on this day in history.  

Jun 17   On this day in history albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

Jun 18   On this day in history c H F Peters discovers asteroid #188 Menippe  

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   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   On this day in history birth of alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)  

Jan 04   In the year 1878 birth of augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)  

Jan 06   In the year 1878 birth of carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history 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   Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788) died in the year 1878.  

Jan 19   Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1878 elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

Feb 17   On this day in history jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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