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Historical Events In 1879

Monday, 13 July 2020

Jan 25   On this day in history the Bulgarian National Bank is founded.  

Jan 26   Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jan 29   In the year 1879 the birth of W.C Fields, Stage and film comedian  

Jan 30   On this day in history french President MacMahon resigns  

Feb 01   In the year 1879 sydney Baynes, composer  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history edward Rigby, England, actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent)  

Feb 05   On this day in history joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow  

Feb 06   On this day in history 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   In the year 1879 carl Natanael Berg, composer  

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

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

Feb 10   In the year 1879 franz Carl Bornschein, composer  

Feb 10   On this day in history henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo  

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

Feb 11   On this day in history jean Gilbert, composer  

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

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 in the year 1879.  

Feb 14   In the year 1879 chilean troops occupy Antofagasta  

Feb 15   Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before Supreme Ct on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 22   On this day in history frank Woolworth opens his first 'Woolworths' store in Utica, New York state  

Feb 23   On this day in history 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   In the year 1879 birth of edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 birth of emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 birth of ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)  

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 in the year 1879.  

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   Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86 in the year 1879.  

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

Jan 16   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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