Historical Events in October 1878

Sports History

Oct 4 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins 2nd of 3 consecutive Championships; beats Bob Kirk by 2 strokes

  • Oct 15 Edison Electric Light Company incorporated

Election of Interest

Oct 17 After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

  • Oct 18 Anti-socialist laws are ratified in Germany
  • Oct 18 Edison makes electricity available for household use

Historic Event

Oct 21 German chancellor Otto von Bismarck delegates end of "Socialism"

  • Oct 22 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.