On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1878

Famous Birthdays

  • Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)
  • Bobby Walthour Sr., American cyclist (motor-pacing World Championships gold 1904-05; Madison Square Garden 6-Day Race 1901, 03), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)
  • Edwin Franko Goldman, composer
1878 Highlights

About January 1, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn