December 18, 1878 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanelles, 210 killed
  • John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed in Pennsylvania.

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Joseph Stalin, Dictator and General Secretary of the Soviet Union (1941-53), born in Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1953)

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin