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Historical Events In 1879

Saturday, 19 January 2019

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

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

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   The birth of W.C Fields, Stage and film comedian in the year 1879.  

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

Feb 01   On this day in history sydney Baynes, composer  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history carl Ramsauer  

Feb 08   In the year 1879 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   First electric arc light used (California Theater) in the year 1879.  

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

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

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

Feb 11   On this day in history jean Gilbert, composer  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 15   U.S. President Rutherford Hayes signs a bill enabling female lawyers to argue cases before the Supreme Court on this day in history.  

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

Feb 18   On this day in history arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha  

Feb 21   On this day in history 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   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 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   Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 01   William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)  

Jan 02   Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands) was born on this day in history.  

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 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   On this day in history 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   Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42  

Jan 29   On this day in history 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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