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Historical Events In 1878

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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

Dec 15   In the year 1878 hans Carossa, writer  

Dec 18   In the year 1878 french SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed  

Dec 19   In the year 1878 anton Lajovic, composer  

Dec 25   In the year 1878 anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies  

Dec 25   W Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise) in the year 1878.  

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

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

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

Dec 26   John Wanamaker installed electric lights in his department store in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90 in the year 1878.  

Dec 28   Pope Leo XIII encyclical on socialism on this day in history.  

Dec 28   On this day in history pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)  

Dec 31   Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro) 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 08   Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

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