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Historical Events In 1878

Monday, 16 May 2022

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

May 22   In the year 1878 franz von Holstein, composer, dies at 52  

May 23   On this day in history 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   On this day in history cA Parker (Harvard) wins first American bike race, Beacon Park Boston  

May 24   In the year 1878 lillian Moller Gilbreth, engineer (CIOS Gold Medal-1954)  

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

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

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) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jun 06   On this day in history 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   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 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1878.  

Jun 17   Albert Thomas, French socialist politician in the year 1878.  

Jun 18   C H F Peters discovers asteroid #188 Menippe in the year 1878.  

Jun 19   James M Kilroe, priest of St Mary Star of the Sea, in the Bronx on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1878.  

Jan 06   Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes) was born in the year 1878.  

Jan 06   Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970) was born on this day in history.  

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   François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Victor Emmanuel II, king of Sard (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57 in the year 1878.  

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

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

Feb 08   In the year 1878 elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83  

Feb 17   On this day in history jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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