On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1878

Famous Birthdays

  • Richard B Goldschmidt, German-American zoologist (butterflies), born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBoss Tweed

William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, dies in prison of pneumonia at 55

Politician and Businessman Boss Tweed
Politician and Businessman
Boss Tweed

1878 Highlights

About April 12, 1878

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries