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Historical Events In 1878

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Dec 12   On this day in history joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"  

Dec 15   Hans Carossa, writer on this day in history.  

Dec 18   French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed in the year 1878.  

Dec 19   On this day in history anton Lajovic, composer  

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

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

Dec 26   In the year 1878 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia  

Dec 26   In the year 1878 first US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia  

Dec 26   Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review) in the year 1878.  

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

Dec 28   In the year 1878 jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90  

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

Dec 28   Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism) in the year 1878.  

Dec 31   In the year 1878 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   In the year 1878 birth of edwin Franko Goldman, composer  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1878 birth of augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)  

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

Jan 06   In the year 1878 birth of dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)  

Jan 11   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1878.  

Feb 01   On this day in history george Cruikshank, English illustrator (Grimm), dies at 85  

Feb 07   Pius IX, "Pio Nono", [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 17   In the year 1878 jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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