In The Netherlands , there was from November 3, 1877 to August 20, 1879 the cabinet Kappeijne van de Coppello, with Mr. J. Kappeijne van de Coppello (liberaal) as prime minister.
The Netherlands had about 4.0 million citizens.
February 19 » Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
March 15 » Restoration of the Scottish Catholic hierarchy, broken off back in 1603.
May 14 » The last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown, an adherent of Christian Science, accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her through his mental powers.
June 4 » Cyprus Convention: The Ottoman Empire cedes Cyprus to the United Kingdom but retains nominal title.
September 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.
October 15 » The Edison Electric Light Company begins operation.
Weather November 7, 1878
The temperature on November 7, 1878 was about 7.9 °C. There was 0.4 mm of rain. The air pressure was 2 kgf/m2 and came mainly from the west-northwest. The airpressure was 75 cm mercury. The atmospheric humidity was 79%.
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