This page lists news articles and events for the year 1878.
Events that happen on the specified date are listed under Events: entries. News articles that were published on the specified date are listed under News: entries. Events that only happened in fiction on the specified date are listed under Fiction: entries and are written in italics.
|Centuries:||18th century||19th century||20th century|
- Inspired by poems about Hashim ibn Hakim, the Order of the Veiled Prophet is founded in St. Louis, Missouri.
- May 25:
- Event: First performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, The H.M.S. Pinafore; or The Lass who Loved a Sailor.