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 SeptemberJ. F. C. Fuller / Historian / United Kingdom
01 NovemberKonrad Mägi / Educator / Estonia
01 February Alfréd Hajós / Swimmer / Hungary
05 AprilPaul Weinstein / Jumper / Germany
10 MayGustav Stresemann / Politician / Germany
11 January Theodoros Pangalos / Politician / Greece
15 March Reza Shah / King / Iran
16 January Harry Carey / Actor / United States of America
16 AprilR. E. Foster / Cricketer / United Kingdom
17 NovemberAugustus Goessling / Swimmer / United States of America
18 OctoberJames Truslow Adams / Author / United States of America
21 March Morris H. Whitehouse / Architect / United States of America
21 SeptemberPeter McWilliam / Footballer / United Kingdom
23 March Franz Schreker / Composer / Austria
25 AugustTed Birnie / Footballer / United Kingdom
25 DecemberJoseph M. Schenck / Producer / United States of America
27 NovemberCharles Dvorak / Pole Vaulter / United States of America
27 MayAnna Cervin / Artist / Sweden
28 March Abraham Walkowitz / Painter / United States of America
29 JulyDon Marquis / Poet / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1878:

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

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