What Happened on December 25, 1878

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Chevrolet, Swiss auto racer (co-founder Chevrolet Motor Car Company), born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (d. 1941)
  • William Starling Burgess, American yacht designer (America's Cup yachts "Enterprise", "Rainbow", "Ranger") and aviation pioneer, born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1947)
Born in 1878

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? 144 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn