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Historical Events In 1879

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Jan 25   The Bulgarian National Bank is founded in the year 1879.  

Jan 26   On this day in history ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)  

Jan 29   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established  

Jan 29   Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana established in the year 1879.  

Jan 29   On this day in history the birth of W.C Fields, Stage and film comedian  

Jan 30   French President MacMahon resigns on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1879 sydney Baynes, composer  

Feb 03   Charles Follis, 1st black NFLer (Shelby, Ohio) in the year 1879.  

Feb 05   Edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent) on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow in the year 1879.  

Feb 06   Carl Ramsauer on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute on this day in history.  

Feb 08   On this day in history sanford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time, by dividing the world into 24 equal time zones, with standard time within each zone  

Feb 09   Carl Natanael Berg, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 10   1st electric arc light used (California Theater) in the year 1879.  

Feb 10   First electric arc light used (California Theater) in the year 1879.  

Feb 10   Franz Carl Bornschein, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 10   Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo in the year 1879.  

Feb 11   In the year 1879 honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies  

Feb 11   In the year 1879 jean Gilbert, composer  

Feb 12   In the year 1879 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)  

Feb 12   Artificial ice is created in at Madison Square Garden for the first time on this day in history.  

Feb 12   On this day in history news about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London  

Feb 14   On this day in history chilean troops occupy Antofagasta  

Feb 15   Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct in the year 1879.  

Feb 15   U.S. President Rutherford Hayes signs a bill enabling female lawyers to argue cases before the Supreme Court in the year 1879.  

Feb 17   In the year 1879 dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)  

Feb 18   Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha in the year 1879.  

Feb 21   In the year 1879 peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69  

Feb 22   In the year 1879 1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth (Utica NY)  

Feb 22   Frank W. Woolworth opens his first store in Utica, New York in the year 1879.  

Feb 22   Frank Woolworth opens his first 'Woolworths' store in Utica, New York state in the year 1879.  

Feb 23   In the year 1879 agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1879

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)  

Jan 01   Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of william Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)  

Jan 02   Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)  

Jan 03   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1879

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 09   In the year 1879 don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86  

Jan 13   WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1879 anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle  

Jan 23   Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 in the year 1879.  

Jan 29   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies in the year 1879.  

Feb 21   Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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