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Historical Events In 1879

Monday, 17 February 2020

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

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

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

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

Feb 01   Sydney Baynes, composer in the year 1879.  

Feb 03   In the year 1879 charles Follis, 1st black NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)  

Feb 05   In the year 1879 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   Carl Ramsauer in the year 1879.  

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   On this day in history carl Natanael Berg, composer  

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 11   In the year 1879 jean Gilbert, composer  

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   News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London in the year 1879.  

Feb 14   On this day in history 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) in the year 1879.  

Feb 18   Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 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   Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 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   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   In the year 1879 birth of grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)  

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

Jan 23   In the year 1879 adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42  

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

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