On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1878

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri Mulet, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
1878 Highlights

About October 17, 1878

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra