On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1878

Historical Events

  • First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn
  • NY installs 1st firehouse pole

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Inscrutabili

  • Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert Weisgerber, German painter and graphic artist, born in Sankt Ingbert, Germany (d. 1915)

Famous Deaths

  • Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62
1878 Highlights

About April 21, 1878

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus