Today in History for December 1878

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 8 of 8

1st - 1st White House telephone installed
3rd - Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah, Israel
9th - Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500
12th - Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"
18th - French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed
18th - John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.
26th - 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
28th - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 15

1st - Arthur B Spingarn, US NAACP-chairman (1940-65)
5th - Arrigo Pedrollo, composer
7th - Akiko Yosano, Japan, poet (Tangled Hair)
10th - Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d.1972)
15th - Hans Carossa, writer
18th - Joseph Stalin [Josef], Gori, Russian Empire, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-1953), (d. 1953)
19th - Anton Lajovic, composer
21st - Jan Ɓukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
23rd - Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (d. 1972)
25th - W Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)
25th - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
26th - Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)
30th - William Aberhart, Canadian politician (d. 1943)
31st - Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)
31st - Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman (d. 1966)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

4th - Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

19th - Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
25th - Anna Claypoole Peale, US painter of miniatures, dies
28th - Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90

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