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Historical Events In 1878

Sunday, 23 February 2020

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   In the year 1878 attorney John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia  

May 23   Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia in the year 1878.  

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) on this day in history.  

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

May 25   Gilbert &Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1878.  

May 31   In the year 1878 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 in the year 1878.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 12   In the year 1878 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   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) 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   On this day in history albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

Jun 18   In the year 1878 c H F Peters discovers asteroid #188 Menippe  

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

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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   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 in the year 1878.  

Jan 06   In the year 1878 birth of dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)  

Jan 11   Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926) was born in the year 1878.  

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   In the year 1878 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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 01   George Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85 in the year 1878.  

Feb 07   Pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85 in the year 1878.  

Feb 08   Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 in the year 1878.  

Feb 17   Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 in the year 1878.  

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