On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1878

Historical Events

  • Greece declares war on Turkey

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
  • Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)

Famous Deaths

  • Josip Runjanin, Croatian Serb composer (Croatian National Anthem) and soldier, dies at 56
1878 Highlights

About February 2, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 9 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius