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Historical Events In 1878

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

May 21   On this day in history glenn Hammond Curtiss, US, inventor (hydroplane)  

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

May 24   CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston in the year 1878.  

May 24   CA Parker (Harvard) wins first American bike race, Beacon Park Boston in the year 1878.  

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 in the year 1878.  

May 25   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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   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 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   DC is given a new govt by Congress, 3 commissioners appointed by president (change in 1974) on this day in history.  

Jun 12   Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26 on this day in history.  

Jun 12   James O Curwood, US, journalist/writer (Kazan the wolfdog) in the year 1878.  

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

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 in the year 1878.  

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

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 in the year 1878.  

Jun 17   Albert Thomas, French socialist politician on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1878 pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85  

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 on this day in history.  

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