What Happened In June 1878 In History

Historical Events for June, 1878

  • 4th » Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
  • 10th » League of Prizren is established, to oppose the decisions of the Congress of Berlin and the Treaty of San Stephano, as a consequence of which the Albanian lands in Balkans were being partitioned and given to the neighbor states of Serbia, Montenegro, Bulg
  • 15th » Eadweard Muybridge takes Sallie Gardner at a Gallop known as a series of photographs to prove that all four feet of a horse leave the ground when it runs; the study becomes the basis of film called motion pictures.

Famous Birthdays on June in 1878

  • 1st » John Masefield, English author and poet (d. 1967)
  • 2nd » Wallace Hartley, English violinist and bandleader (d. 1912)
  • 3rd » Barney Oldfield, American race car driver (d. 1946)
  • 5th » Pancho Villa, Mexican general (d. 1923)
  • 6th » Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French lawyer and politician (d. 1956)
  • 14th » Léon Thiébaut, French fencer (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths for June 1878

  • 6th » Robert Stirling, Scottish clergyman and inventor, invented the stirling engine (b. 1790)
  • 16th » Crawford Long, American surgeon and pharmacist (b. 1815)
  • 26th » Mercedes of Orléans (b. 1860)
  • 27th » Sidney Breese, American jurist and politician (b. 1800)

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