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Historical Events In 1879

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

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

Jan 26   On this day in history 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 in the year 1879.  

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 in the year 1879.  

Feb 01   On this day in history sydney Baynes, composer  

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   In the year 1879 joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow  

Feb 06   In the year 1879 carl Ramsauer  

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

Feb 08   In the year 1879 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   On this day in history carl Natanael Berg, composer  

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

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

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

Feb 10   In the year 1879 henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo  

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

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   In the year 1879 artificial ice is created in at Madison Square Garden for the first time  

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

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

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

Feb 15   On this day in history 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   In the year 1879 arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha  

Feb 21   In the year 1879 peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69  

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   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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born on this day in history.  

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   WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58 in the year 1879.  

Jan 16   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

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

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