1878 in History – What happened in year 1878

In history, year 1878 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1878.

Know what happened in 1878:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
18 FebruaryCompetition between two merchants in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory, US, turned into a range war when a member of one faction was murdered by the other.
25 MayGilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore (posterfeatured) opened at the Opera Comique in London.
13 JulyAt the conclusion of the Congress of Berlin, the major powersin Europe signed the Treaty of Berlin, redrawing the map of the Balkans.
18 February Competition between two merchants in Lincoln County, New MexicoTerritory, US, turned into a range war when a member of one faction wasmurdered by the other.
01 SeptemberHired by Alexander Graham Bell, Emma Nutt became the world'sfirst female telephone operator.
25 MayGilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opened atthe Opera Comique in London.
18 FebruaryCompetition between two merchants in Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory, US, turned into a range war when a member of one faction was murdered by the other.
25 MayGilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opened at the Opera Comique in London.
15 JuneEadweard Muybridge took a series of photographs to prove thatall four feet of a horse leave the ground when it gallops; the study became the basis of motion pictures.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1878:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Milan Hodža / Politician / Czechoslovakia
01 NovemberKonrad Mägi / Educator / Estonia
02 March William Kissam Vanderbilt II / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
06 January Adeline Genée / Dancer / United Kingdom
10 MayKonstantinos Parthenis / Painter / Greece
15 DecemberHans Carossa / Poet / Germany
17 AugustReggie Duff / Cricketer / Australia
18 DecemberJoseph Stalin / Politician / Russia
19 February Harriet Bosse / Actress / Sweden
20 January Finlay Currie / Actor / United Kingdom
21 NovemberGustav Radbruch / Politician / Germany
21 March Morris H. Whitehouse / Architect / United States of America
22 JulyJanusz Korczak / Author / Poland
22 DecemberMyer Prinstein / Jumper / United States of America
22 OctoberJaan Lattik / Politician / Estonia
23 February Kazimir Malevich / Painter / Ukraine
24 AprilJean Crotti / Painter / France
25 MayBill Robinson / Actor / United States of America
26 January Dave Nourse / Cricketer / United Kingdom
27 AugustPyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel / General / Russia

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1878:

YearName / Profession / Country
21 February Mirra Alfassa / Spiritual Leader / India
27 NovemberJatindramohan Bagchi / Poet / India
10 DecemberChakravarti Rajagopalachari / Lawyer / India
02 January Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai / Activist / India
10 DecemberMohammed Ali / Politician / India
10 DecemberC. Rajagopalachari / Politician / India
01 AprilC. Ganesha Iyer / Philologist / India

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