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Historical Events In 1878

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Dec 12   In the year 1878 joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"  

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

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

Dec 19   On this day in history anton Lajovic, composer  

Dec 25   In the year 1878 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   1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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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   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   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   Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist, dies at 67  

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

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 in the year 1878.  

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

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