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Historical Events In 1879

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Jan 25   The Bulgarian National Bank is founded on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1879 ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)  

Jan 29   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 in the year 1879.  

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

Jan 29   Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana established on this day in history.  

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

Jan 30   French President MacMahon resigns in the year 1879.  

Feb 01   On this day in history sydney Baynes, composer  

Feb 03   On this day in history charles Follis, 1st black NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 06   On this day in history carl Ramsauer  

Feb 08   Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 carl Natanael Berg, composer  

Feb 10   1st electric arc light used (California Theater) on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history first electric arc light used (California Theater)  

Feb 10   Franz Carl Bornschein, composer in the year 1879.  

Feb 10   Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies  

Feb 11   Jean Gilbert, composer in the year 1879.  

Feb 12   On this day in history 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 in the year 1879.  

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

Feb 14   In the year 1879 chilean troops occupy Antofagasta  

Feb 15   On this day in history congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct  

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

Feb 17   Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club) on this day in history.  

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

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

Feb 22   On this day in history 1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth (Utica NY)  

Feb 22   On this day in history frank W. Woolworth opens his first store in Utica, New York.  

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

Feb 23   Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1879

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1879 birth of edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)  

Jan 01   Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory) was born in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 birth of johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)  

Jan 02   In the year 1879 birth of pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)  

Jan 03   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 05   Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946) was born in the year 1879.  

Famous Deaths In 1879

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 09   On this day in history don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86  

Jan 13   In the year 1879 wF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58  

Jan 16   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died in the year 1879.  

Jan 22   Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle in the year 1879.  

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

Jan 29   In the year 1879 antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80  

Feb 11   On this day in history honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies  

Feb 21   On this day in history peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69  

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