What Happened on May 14, 1878

Historical Events

  • Vaseline is granted a patent (U.S. Patent 127,568)

Famous Birthdays

  • J. L. Wilkinson, American Baseball HOF executive (founder All Nations Baseball club 1912 & NgL Kansas City Monarchs 1920), born in Algona, Iowa (d. 1964)
Born in 1878

Famous Deaths

  • Ookubo Toshimichi, Japanese statesman, samurai, and one of the three great nobles who led the Meiji Restoration (b. 1830)
1878 Highlights

About May 14, 1878

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 145 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus