April 21, 1878 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn
  • NY installs 1st firehouse pole
  • Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili
  • Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia

Birthdays in History

  • Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist