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Millennium: 1st millennium
878 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar878
Ab urbe condita1631
Armenian calendar327
Assyrian calendar5628
Balinese saka calendar799–800
Bengali calendar285
Berber calendar1828
Buddhist calendar1422
Burmese calendar240
Byzantine calendar6386–6387
Chinese calendar丁酉(Fire Rooster)
3574 or 3514
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
3575 or 3515
Coptic calendar594–595
Discordian calendar2044
Ethiopian calendar870–871
Hebrew calendar4638–4639
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat934–935
 - Shaka Samvat799–800
 - Kali Yuga3978–3979
Holocene calendar10878
Iranian calendar256–257
Islamic calendar264–265
Japanese calendarGangyō 2
Javanese calendar776–777
Julian calendar878
Korean calendar3211
Minguo calendar1034 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−590
Seleucid era1189/1190 AG
Thai solar calendar1420–1421
Tibetan calendar阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
1004 or 623 or −149
    — to —
(male Earth-Dog)
1005 or 624 or −148
Map of England (878) showing the extent of the Danelaw (also known as the Danelagh).

Year 878 (DCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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The number 878 may also refer to the number of characters (including spaces) in a passage about a boy's first love. The passage reads:

At the age of four, I was in love with a girl in my ballet class. I do not remember her name, or even what she looks like. In my memory, my first true love is the most beautiful little angel, a silhouette that glows with the most extraordinary halo in a window frame during golden hour on the top floors of an apartment building. She came over for a play date one time. I remember wanting to kiss her. I really did love her.
I remember her laughing at me. It felt cruel. I felt ashamed.
But I still loved her.
We had one recital. As the only boy in the ballet class, I was given the role of the prince who stumbled across a castle full of little princesses, gifting each little princess with a flower. Backstage, I made sure to pick out beforehand which flower was the most beautiful.
And so, I gave my first love a brilliant deep red plastic rose.
For all I know, she could be dead.


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