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Historical Events In 1879

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Jan 25   In the year 1879 the Bulgarian National Bank is founded.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   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   Carl Natanael Berg, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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   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   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   On this day in history chilean troops occupy Antofagasta  

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

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   In the year 1879 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   1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth (Utica NY) on this day in history.  

Feb 22   In the year 1879 frank W. Woolworth opens his first store in Utica, New York.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1879 birth of johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   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   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 in the year 1879.  

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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