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Historical Events In 1878

Friday, 22 March 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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   On this day in history gilbert &Sullivans opera "HMS Pinafore" premieres in London  

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

May 31   In the year 1878 german battleship Grosser Kurfürst sinks, 284 killed  

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

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

Jun 01   In the year 1878 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   On this day in history turkey turns Cypress over to the British.  

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

Jun 05   On this day in history the birth of Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary  

Jun 06   In the year 1878 gottfried Herrmann, composer, dies at 70  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 12   In the year 1878 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) in the year 1878.  

Jun 15   In the year 1878 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   In the year 1878 albert Thomas, French socialist politician  

Jun 18   On this day in history 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 in the year 1878.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)  

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   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   Victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1878 death of antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)  

Jan 19   Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67 in the year 1878.  

Feb 01   On this day in history 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   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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