On This Day

What Happened on February 7, 1878

Famous Birthdays

  • Ossip Gabrilovich, Russian-American pianist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1918-36), and composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Pius IX, "Pio Nono" [Giovanni Ferretti], Pope (1846-78), dies at 85
1878 Highlights

About February 7, 1878

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius