September 1878 in history

September 1878 events chronologically

Sep 1 Emma Nutt becomes the world's first female telephone operator when she is recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company
Sep 3 Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat Princess Alice collides with the Bywell Castle in the River Thames

Top 7 most famous people born in September 1878

Sep 1 J. F. C. Fuller a British Army officer, military historian and strategist, notable as an early theorist of modern armoured warfare, including categorising principles of warfare. He was also the inventor of "artificial moonlight"
Sep 2 Werner von Blomberg a German Generalfeldmarschall, Minister of War, and Commander-in-Chief of the German Armed Forces until January 1938.
Sep 2 Milan Nedić a Serbian Armijski đeneral and politician. He was the chief of the general staff of the Yugoslav Army, minister of war in the Royal Yugoslav Government and the prime minister of a Nazi-backed Serbian puppet government during World War II
Sep 2 Maurice René Fréchet a French mathematician. He made major contributions to the topology of point sets and introduced the entire concept of metric spaces. He also made several important contributions to the field of statistics and probability, as well as calculus. His dissertation opened the entire field of functionals on metric spaces and introduced the notion of compactness. Independently of Riesz, he discovered the representation theorem in the space of Lebesgue square integrable functions
Sep 9 Sergio Osmeña a Filipino politician who served as the fourth President of the Philippines from 1944 to 1946. He was Vice President under Manuel Quezon, and succeeded as President upon Quezon's sudden death in 1944, becoming the oldest officeholder at age 65. A founder of Nacionalista Party, he was also the first Visayan to become President of the Philippines
Sep 20 Upton Sinclair an American author who wrote nearly 100 books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle. It exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act. In 1919, he published The Brass Check, a muckraking exposé of American journalism that publicized the issue of yellow journalism and the limitations of the “free press” in the United States. Four years after publication of The Brass Check, the first code of ethics for journalists was created. Time magazine called him "a man with every gift except humor and silence." In 1943, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Sep 22 Shigeru Yoshida a Japanese diplomat and politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1946 to 1947 and from 1948 to 1954.

Top 7 most famous people died in September 1878

Sep 2 Henry Huntly Haight the tenth governor of California from December 5, 1867 to December 8, 1871.
Sep 2 Garcin de Tassy a French orientalist.
Sep 7 Mehmed Ali Pasha (marshal) a German-born Ottoman soldier. He was the grandfather of the Turkish statesman Ali Fuat Cebesoy, and the great-grandfather of famous poets Nâzım Hikmet and Oktay Rıfat Horozcu and the socialist activist, lawyer, and athlete Mehmet Ali Aybar
Sep 12 Friedrich August von Alberti a German geologist whose ground-breaking 1834 publication recognized the unity of the three characteristic strata that compose the sedimentary deposits of the Triassic period in Northern Europe. From the fossils contained in the three distinct layers— of red bed sandstones, capped by chalk , followed by black shales— that are found throughout Germany and Northwest Europe, and are called the 'Trias' , Alberti detected that they formed a single stratigraphic formation; today it would be termed a system. He identified the Triassic as bearing a unique fossil fauna, bounded by the Permian extinction below and by another extinction above
Sep 17 Orélie-Antoine de Tounens a French lawyer, and adventurer, who assumed the title of King of the Araucanía and Patagonia. It is disputed whether Tounens was a self-proclaimed king or was elected in a national assembly by more than 3,000 indigenous Mapuche delegates, and the highest Mapuche authorities of the time, the including the most important loncos and Toki
Sep 25 August Heinrich Petermann a German cartographer.
Sep 27 Julius Müller a German Protestant theologian.