What Happened on January 9, 1878

Historical Events

  • Umberto I becomes King of Italy.

Famous Birthdays

  • John B. Watson, American psychologist who popularized the scientific theory of behaviorism, born in Travelers Rest, South Carolina (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

Victor Emmanuel IIVictor Emmanuel II (1820-1878)

King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), dies at 57

1878 Highlights

About January 9, 1878

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 145 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn