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 NovemberCarlos Saavedra Lamas / Politician / Argentina
01 February Milan Hodža / Politician / Czechoslovakia
03 SeptemberDorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers / Tennis Player / United Kingdom
03 DecemberFrancis A. Nixon / Business Man / United States of America
05 OctoberLouise Dresser / Actress / United States of America
06 January Carl Sandburg / Poet / United States of America
07 February Ossip Gabrilowitsch / Pianist / United States of America
09 AugustEileen Gray / Architect / Ireland
11 January Theodoros Pangalos / Politician / Greece
12 OctoberTruxtun Hare / Footballer / United States of America
13 OctoberPatrick Joseph Hartigan / Author / Australia
20 January Ruth St. Denis / Educator / United States of America
21 January Vahan Tekeyan / Poet / Armenia
21 DecemberJan Łukasiewicz / Philosopher / Ireland
23 January Rutland Boughton / Composer / United Kingdom
26 SeptemberWalter Steinbeck / Actor / Germany
26 AprilRafael Guízar y Valencia / Bishop / Mexico
26 JuneLeopold Löwenheim / Mathematician / Germany
27 January Dorothy Scarborough / Author / United States of America
31 March Jack Johnson / Boxer / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1878:

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

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