On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1878

Historical Events

  • Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule

Famous Birthdays

  • Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1947)
  • Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)
1878 Highlights

About January 16, 1878

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn