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Historical Events In 1878

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Dec 12   Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch" in the year 1878.  

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   In the year 1878 anton Lajovic, composer  

Dec 25   On this day in history anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies  

Dec 25   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1878 pope Leo XIII encyclical on socialism  

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

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   Edwin Franko Goldman, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929) was born in the year 1878.  

Jan 04   In the year 1878 birth of alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)  

Jan 11   Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926) was born in the year 1878.  

Jan 12   On this day in history birth of ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)  

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   Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788) died on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1878 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   On this day in history 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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