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
05 OctoberLouise Dresser / Actress / United States of America
08 NovemberDorothea Bate / Zoologistet / United Kingdom
09 JulyEduard Sõrmus / Violinist / Estonia
10 January John McLean / Footballer / United States of America
10 MayGustav Stresemann / Politician / Germany
15 JuneMargaret Abbott / Golfer / United States of America
16 February James Colosimo / Criminal / Italy
17 NovemberAugustus Goessling / Swimmer / United States of America
18 DecemberJoseph Stalin / Politician / Georgia
19 January Herbert Chapman / Footballer / United Kingdom
20 January Ruth St. Denis / Educator / United States of America
21 January Vahan Tekeyan / Poet / Armenia
23 January Rutland Boughton / Composer / United Kingdom
23 March Franz Schreker / Composer / Austria
26 SeptemberWalter Steinbeck / Actor / Germany
27 MayAnna Cervin / Artist / Sweden
28 January Walter Kollo / Composer / Germany
29 NovemberJohn Derbyshire / Swimmer / United Kingdom
31 DecemberHoracio Quiroga / Poet / Argentina
31 AugustFrank Jarvis / Lawyer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1878:

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

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