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Historical Events In 1879

Thursday, 30 June 2022

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

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

Jan 29   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 in the year 1879.  

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

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 in the year 1879.  

Feb 01   On this day in history sydney Baynes, composer  

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

Feb 05   In the year 1879 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   Carl Ramsauer on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute in the year 1879.  

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

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

Feb 10   In the year 1879 first electric arc light used (California Theater)  

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

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

Feb 12   In the year 1879 news about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London  

Feb 14   On this day in history chilean troops occupy Antofagasta  

Feb 15   In the year 1879 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   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   Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69 in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 frank Woolworth opens his first 'Woolworths' store in Utica, New York state  

Feb 23   In the year 1879 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   Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 birth of pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)  

Jan 03   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 05   In the year 1879 birth of hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)  

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   WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1879.  

Jan 23   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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