On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1878

Historical Events

Music Premiere

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's comic opera "H.M.S. Pinafore" premieres in London, their first international success

Famous Birthdays

Bill Robinson

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American actor and tap dancer (Stormy Weather; The Little Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1949)

1878 Highlights

About May 25, 1878

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini