On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1878

Historical Events

  • 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines

Event of interestEvent of Interest

David Edward Hughes' paper on the idea for a microphone is read before the Royal Society of London by Thomas Henry Huxley


1878 Highlights

About May 8, 1878

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus