On This Day

What Happened on January 28, 1878

Historical Events

  • George Coy, Herrick Frost, and Walter Lewis open first commercial telephone exchange, in New Haven, Connecticut [1]
  • Yale Daily News published, 1st college daily newspaper

Famous Birthdays

  • Walter Kollo, German composer of operettas, Singspiele, and popular songs (Der Juxbaron), born in Neidenburg, Kingdom of Prussia. (d. 1940)
1878 Highlights

About January 28, 1878

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius