On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1878

Famous Weddings

Archibald Primrose

53rd UK Prime Minister Archibald Primrose (31) weds heiress Hannah de Rothschild (27) at the Board of Guardians in Mount Street, London

Famous Deaths

  • Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (first law of thermodynamics), dies at 63
1878 Highlights

About March 20, 1878

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces