What Happened on February 28, 1878

Historical Events

Bland-Allison Act

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

  • 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)
Born in 1878

About February 28, 1878

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 145 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces