October 1878 in history

October 1878 events chronologically

Oct 15 The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation
Oct 22 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1878

Oct 13 Stepan Shahumyan a Bolshevist Russian Communist politician and revolutionary active throughout the Caucasus. Shahumyan was an ethnic Armenian and his role as a leader of the Russian revolution in the Caucasus earned him the nickname of the "Caucasian Lenin", a reference to the leader of the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin
Oct 15 Paul Reynaud a French politician and lawyer prominent in the interwar period, noted for his stances on economic liberalism and militant opposition to Germany. He was the penultimate Prime Minister of the Third Republic and vice-president of the Democratic Republican Alliance center-right party
Oct 16 Maxie Long an American athlete, winner of 400 m at the 1900 Summer Olympics.
Oct 17 Vladimir Shchuko a Russian architect, member of the Saint Petersburg school of Russian neoclassical revival notable for his giant order apartment buildings "rejecting all trace of the moderne". After the Russian Revolution of 1917 Shchuko gradually embraced modernist ideas, developing his own version of modernized neoclassicism together with his partner Vladimir Gelfreikh. Shchuko and Gelfreikh succeeded through the prewar period of Stalinist architecture with high-profile projects like the Lenin Library, Moscow Metro stations and co-authored the unrealized Palace of Soviets. Shchuko was also a prolific stage designer, author of 43 drama and opera stage sets
Oct 18 Miguel Llobet a classical guitarist, born in Barcelona. Llobet was a renowned virtuoso who toured Europe and America extensively. He made well known arrangements of Catalan folk songs for the solo guitar and is also the composer of original works
Oct 18 James Truslow Adams an American writer and historian. He was not related to the famous Adams family. He was not an academic, but a freelance author who helped to popularize the latest scholarship about American history and his three volume history of New England is well regarded by scholars
Oct 29 Alexander von Falkenhausen a German general. He was an important figure during the Sino-German cooperation to reform the Chinese Army. During World War II Germany ended its support for China and Falkenhausen was forced to withdraw from China. Back in Europe he later became the head of the military government of Belgium from 1940–44 during its occupation by Germany

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1878

Oct 1 Mindon Min the penultimate king of Burma from 1853 to 1878. He was one of the most popular and revered kings of Burma. Under his half brother King Pagan, the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852 ended with the annexation of Lower Burma by the British Empire. Mindon and his younger brother Kanaung overthrew their half brother King Pagan. He spent most of his reign trying to defend the upper portion of his country from British encroachments, and to modernize his kingdom
Oct 7 Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera a Colombian general and political figure. He was president of Colombia four times. The first time was as president of Republic of New Granada from 1845 to 1849. During the Colombian Civil War of 1860-1862 he led liberal forces in a civil war against conservative factions. After the liberals won, a new, federalist constitution was implemented, which established a two-year presidency, and the nation renamed the United States of Colombia. Mosquera served twice as president of the new government. From 1861 to 1862 he served in a non-elected, interim manner, while the constitution was written. From 1862 to 1864 he served in an elected manner. He had a fourth term from 1866 to 1867. Due to the liberal reforms carried out under his leadership, he is considered one of the most important persons in Colombian history of the 19th century
Oct 8 Gideon Johnson Pillow a wealthy and influential American lawyer, politician, landowner and speculator, slaveowner, United States Army major general of volunteers during the Mexican-American War and Confederate brigadier general in the American Civil War. Pillow had several disputes and rivalries with fellow officers during both wars
Oct 11 Félix Dupanloup Mgr. Félix Antoine Philibert Dupanloup was a French ecclesiastic
Oct 11 Satanta (chief) This article refers to the Kiowa chief Satanta. For the Irish hero Sétanta, please see Cú Chulainn
Oct 22 Benjamin Herschel Babbage an English engineer, scientist, explorer and politician, best known for his work in the colony of South Australia. He invariably signed his name "B. Herschel Babbage" and was frequently referred to as "Herschel Babbage"
Oct 31 Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès a French politician who fought on the barricades during the revolution of July.