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Historical Events In 1878

Thursday, 17 June 2021

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

Dec 15   On this day in history hans Carossa, writer  

Dec 18   French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 26   First US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia in the year 1878.  

Dec 26   On this day in history isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)  

Dec 26   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 11   Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 12   In the year 1878 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1878 death of antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)  

Jan 19   In the year 1878 henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67  

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   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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