1878 in the United States

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1878 in the United States
Years: 1875 1876 187718781879 1880 1881

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Events from the year 1878 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

A. A. Pope starts an American bicycle craze.

Undated

Ongoing

Births

  • January 29 – Walter F. George, United States Senator from Georgia from 1922 till 1957. Died in 1957.
  • February 1 – Hattie Caraway, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1931 till 1945. Died in 1950.
  • February 28 – Hugh A. Butler, United States Senator from Nebraska from 1941 till 1954. Died in 1954.
  • May 5 – Edward Gay II, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1918 till 1921. (died 1952)
  • June 4 – Thomas D. Schall, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1925 till 1935. (died 1935)
  • July 29 – James M. Slattery, United States Senator from Illinois from 1939 till 1940. Died in 1948.
  • August 2 – Nathan L. Bachman, United States Senator from Tennessee from 1933 till 1937. Died in 1937.
  • August 4 – Ernest Lundeen, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1937 till 1940. (died 1940)
  • September 14 – Scott Loftin, United States Senator from Florida in 1936. Died in 1953.

Deaths

  • February 11 – Charles Magill Conrad, U.S. Senator from Louisiana from 1842 to 1843 (born 1804)
  • March 6 – Asa Biggs, U.S. Senator from North Carolina from 1855 to 1858 (born 1811)
  • June 27 – Sidney Breese, U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1843 to 1849 (born 1800)
  • October 5 – George Boyer Vashon, African-American attorney, educationalist, abolitionist, essayist and poet (born 1824)
  • November 16 – Sarah Harris Fayerweather, African-American whose 1832 admission to a Connecticut school resulted in the first integrated schoolhouse (born 1812)

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