What Happened in 1878

Significant Events

  • Feb 19 Thomas Edison patents the gramophone (phonograph)
  • Jun 13 Congress of Berlin begins, determines the territories of the states in the Balkan peninsula following the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78
More Historical Events

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World's 1st telephone directory issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut)

On February 21, 1878


World Leaders in 1878

Famous People in 1878

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 20 53rd UK Prime Minister Archibald Primrose (31) weds heiress Hannah de Rothschild (27) at the Board of Guardians in Mount Street, London
  • Dec 4 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland