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Historical Events In 1878

Monday, 19 November 2018

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

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

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

May 23   In the year 1878 atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia  

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

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

May 24   Lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954) in the year 1878.  

May 25   Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel) in the year 1878.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 31   US Congress accept decrease in dollar circulation in the year 1878.  

Jun 01   On this day in history john Masefield, England, 15th poet laureate (Salt-Water Ballads)  

Jun 04   Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes on this day in history.  

Jun 04   On this day in history frank N D Buchman, US theologist (Moral Rearmament)  

Jun 04   Turkey turns Cypress over to the British on this day in history.  

Jun 05   On this day in history franklyn Farnum, actor (Cowboy & Bandit, Scarlet Car, Frontier Days)  

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 12   James O Curwood, US, journalist/writer (Kazan the wolfdog) on this day in history.  

Jun 13   Congress of Berlin meets to divide African colonization on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1878 birth of agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)  

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

Jan 04   Augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961) was born in the year 1878.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)  

Jan 12   Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk) was born in the year 1878.  

Famous Deaths In 1878

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 07   François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794) died in the year 1878.  

Jan 09   On this day in history victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57  

Jan 18   In the year 1878 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   In the year 1878 george Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85  

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

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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