1878

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October 18, 2021

1878 was a simple year.

Events

January

January 31 - The Serbian army liberates Vranje in the Second Serbian-Turkish War, after 422 years of Ottoman occupation.

February

February 20 - Leo XIII succeeds Pius IX as the 256th pope.

March

March 3 - With the signing of the Peace of San Stefano, the Russo-Turkish war ended and the creation of Greater Bulgaria as a principality of the Ottoman Empire was planned.

April

May

Jun

Jul

July 13 - The Berlin Congress ends, giving Serbia, Romania and Montenegro independence, Austria-Hungary the right to occupy Ottoman Bosnia, and Bulgaria autonomy within the Ottoman Empire.

October

November

December

Births

January

January 12 - Ferenc Molnar, American-Hungarian writer

February

February 5 - Andre Citroen, French engineer February 23 - Kazimir Malevich, Russian painter

March

March 31 - Jack Johnson, American boxer

May

May 10 - Gustav Strezemann, German politician

Jun

June 5 - Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary

August

August 16 - Isidor Bajic, Serbian composer August 27 - Peter Wrangel, Russian general August 19 - Manuel Quezon, Filipino politician August 31 - Frank Jarvis, American athlete

September

September 2 - Werner von Blomberg, German Fed Marshal

October

October 12 - Karl Buresch, Austrian politician. († 1936) October 15 - Paul Raynaud, French politician

November

November 17 - Lisa Meitner, Austrian physicist. († 1968). November 23 - Ernest King, US Admiral

December

December 18 - Joseph Stalin, Soviet politician

Deaths

January

January 9 - Vittorio Emanuele II, King of Italy January 12 - Lazar Mamula, Austro-Hungarian general January 18 - Antoine César Becquerel, French physicist

February

February 7 - Pius IX, Pope of Rome February 10 - Claude Bernard, French physician

March

March 20 - Julius von Meyer, German physician and physicist

May

May 13 - Joseph Henry, American physicist

Jun

June 12 - George V, King of Hanover

Jul

July 25 - Milica Stojadinović Serbian woman, Serbian poet (* 1830)

September

September 5 - Jevrem Markovic, Serbian socialist

October

October 18 - Ilija Milosavljevic Kolarac, Serbian endowment holder

November

November 16 - Đura Ja�

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