On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1878

Historical Events

Historic Event

Congress overrides US President Rutherford B. Hayes veto of the Bland-Allison Act, requiring the Treasury to buy a certain amount of silver and put it into circulation as silver dollars

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate

Famous Birthdays

  • Artur Kapp, Estonian organist, composer (Peace Symphony; Paradise and Peri), and educator, born in Suure-Jaani, Russian Empire (now Estonia) (d. 1952)
  • Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)
1878 Highlights

About February 28, 1878

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces