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Historical Events In 1879

Sunday, 26 May 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   On this day in history antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80  

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

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

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

Jan 30   On this day in history french President MacMahon resigns  

Feb 01   Sydney Baynes, composer in the year 1879.  

Feb 03   Charles Follis, 1st black NFLer (Shelby, Ohio) on this day in history.  

Feb 05   In the year 1879 edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)  

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

Feb 06   In the year 1879 carl Ramsauer  

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

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

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

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

Feb 10   In the year 1879 first electric arc light used (California Theater)  

Feb 10   On this day in history franz Carl Bornschein, composer  

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

Feb 11   Honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Jean Gilbert, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 12   On this day in history 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)  

Feb 12   On this day in history artificial ice is created in at Madison Square Garden for the first time  

Feb 12   News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London on this day in history.  

Feb 14   Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 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   Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)  

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   In the year 1879 death of octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)  

Jan 22   On this day in history anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle  

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

Feb 21   Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69 in the year 1879.  

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