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Historical Events In 1878

Sunday, 09 August 2020

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

May 22   Franz von Holstein, composer, dies at 52 in the year 1878.  

May 23   In the year 1878 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   CA Parker (Harvard) wins first American bike race, Beacon Park Boston in the year 1878.  

May 24   On this day in history lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954)  

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

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

May 27   In the year 1878 australia Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19  

May 27   Carlo Marsili, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

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

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

May 31   On this day in history uS Congress accept decrease in dollar circulation  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 04   Turkey turns Cypress over to the British in the year 1878.  

Jun 05   Franklyn Farnum, actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days) on this day in history.  

Jun 05   In the year 1878 the birth of Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary  

Jun 06   Gottfried Herrmann, composer, dies at 70 in the year 1878.  

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

Jun 11   On this day in history 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   In the year 1878 congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization  

Jun 15   In the year 1878 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) 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   C H F Peters discovers asteroid #188 Menippe in the year 1878.  

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   In the year 1878 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 in the year 1878.  

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

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   On this day in history birth of theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)  

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

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   In the year 1878 henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67  

Feb 01   George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

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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