What Happened In January 1878 In History
Historical Events for January, 1878
- 4th » Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman Empire or Ottoman rule.
- 9th » Umberto I of Italy known as Umberto I becomes House of Savoy or King of Italy.
- 16th » Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) Battle of Philippopolis (1878) Battle of Philippopolis: Captain Aleksandr Burago with a Squadron (army) squadron of Russian Empire Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman Empire Ottoman rule.
- 24th » The revolutionary Vera Zasulich shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
- 28th » 'Yale Daily News' becomes the first daily Student newspaper named college newspaper in the United States.
Famous Birthdays on January in 1878
- 1st » Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish mathematician, statistician, and engineer (d. 1929)
- 2nd » Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, Indian activist (d. 1970)
- 4th » A. E. Coppard, English poet and author (d. 1957)
- 4th » Augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)
- 6th » Adeline Genée, Danish-English ballerina (d. 1970)
- 6th » Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)
- 11th » Theodoros Pangalos (general) known as Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general (d. 1952)
- 12th » Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian-American author and playwright (d. 1952)
- 13th » Lionel Groulx, Canadian priest and historian (d. 1967)
- 13th » Geert Lotsij, Dutch rower (d. 1959)
- 15th » Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer (d. 1941)
- 16th » Harry Carey (actor born 1878) or Harry Carey, American actor (d. 1947)
- 19th » Herbert Chapman, English footballer and manager (d. 1934)
- 20th » Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (d. 1968)
- 20th » Ruth St. Denis, American dancer (d. 1968)
- 21st » Vahan Tekeyan, Armenian poet and activist (d. 1948)
- 25th » Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American engineer (d. 1975)
- 26th » Dave Nourse, South African cricketer (d. 1948)
- 30th » Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
Famous Deaths for January 1878
- 7th » François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)
- 8th » Nikolay Nekrasov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1821)
- 9th » Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (b. 1820)
- 17th » Edward Shepherd Creasy, English historian and jurist (b. 1812)
- 18th » Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist (b. 1788)
- 19th » Henri Victor Regnault French physicist and chemist (b. 1810)
Year 1878 events in history for the month of January
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