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

Boss Tweed

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

1878 Highlights

About April 12, 1878

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries