On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1878

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Barlow Carkeek, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests, 6 dismissals; Victoria), born in Walhalla, Australia (d. 1937)
  • Henri Mulet, French organist, cellist, and composer (Carillon-Sortie; Esquisses Byzantines), born in Paris (d. 1967)
1878 Highlights

About October 17, 1878

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra