On This Day

What Happened on December 25, 1878

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
  • William Starling Burgess, American yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise) and aviation pioneer, born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Claypoole Peale, American painter of miniatures, dies at 87
1878 Highlights

About December 25, 1878

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 9 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn