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Historical Events In 1878

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Dec 12   Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch" on this day in history.  

Dec 15   On this day in history hans Carossa, writer  

Dec 18   On this day in history french SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed  

Dec 19   Anton Lajovic, composer in the year 1878.  

Dec 25   Anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies in the year 1878.  

Dec 25   In the year 1878 w Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)  

Dec 26   On this day in history 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia  

Dec 26   First US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia on this day in history.  

Dec 26   In the year 1878 isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)  

Dec 26   In the year 1878 john Wanamaker installed electric lights in his department store in Philadelphia.  

Dec 28   On this day in history jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90  

Dec 28   Pope Leo XIII encyclical on socialism in the year 1878.  

Dec 28   Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism) on this day in history.  

Dec 31   On this day in history horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)  

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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   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1878 death of françois-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history death of antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)  

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 on this day in history.  

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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