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Historical Events In 1879

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Apr 09   In the year 1879 ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70  

Apr 09   In the year 1879 gerald Festus Kelly, artist  

Apr 09   In the year 1879 the birth of WC Fields, American actor  

Apr 11   On this day in history leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (entrance Rotterdam Zoo)  

Apr 12   Frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week on this day in history.  

Apr 14   In the year 1879 james Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)  

Apr 16   Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France in the year 1879.  

Apr 18   On this day in history anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies  

Apr 18   In the year 1879 trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins  

Apr 19   In the year 1879 j Palisa discovers asteroid #195 Eurykleia  

Apr 19   Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz) on this day in history.  

Apr 20   In the year 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus  

Apr 20   Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance) in the year 1879.  

Apr 20   On this day in history the first mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus  

Apr 26   In the year 1879 owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)  

Apr 28   On this day in history edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher  

Apr 29   Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic) on this day in history.  

May 04   On this day in history william Froude, Brit civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68  

May 05   Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms) on this day in history.  

May 06   Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist in the year 1879.  

May 08   On this day in history george Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

May 08   George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on this day in history.  

May 10   In the year 1879 meteor falls near Estherville IA  

May 10   Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa in the year 1879.  

May 14   In the year 1879 the first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.  

May 16   In the year 1879 antonin Dvorák's "Slavic Dancing," premieres  

May 16   Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English in the year 1879.  

May 19   On this day in history nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor  

May 20   5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37 on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history the Department of Railways and Canals comes into effect with a Minister having jurisdiction over all railways pertaining to the Dominion Government. Previously this function had been covered by the Department of Public Works.  

May 21   On this day in history battle of Iquiquw  

May 22   In the year 1879 eastwood Lane, composer  

May 24   7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5 on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1879 william Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73  

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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   Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 birth of william Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)  

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   On this day in history birth of grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)  

Jan 05   Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 16   In the year 1879 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   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 in the year 1879.  

Feb 11   Honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies in the year 1879.  

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

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