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Historical Events In 1879

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Apr 09   Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Apr 09   Gerald Festus Kelly, artist on this day in history.  

Apr 09   The birth of WC Fields, American actor on this day in history.  

Apr 11   In the year 1879 leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (entrance Rotterdam Zoo)  

Apr 12   On this day in history frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week  

Apr 14   James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads) on this day in history.  

Apr 16   On this day in history bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France  

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

Apr 18   On this day in history trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins  

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

Apr 19   In the year 1879 richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)  

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

Apr 20   Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 26   Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928) on this day in history.  

Apr 28   In the year 1879 edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher  

Apr 29   On this day in history thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)  

May 04   In the year 1879 william Froude, Brit civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68  

May 05   On this day in history symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)  

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

May 08   George Selden files for 1st patent for a gasoline-driven automobile on this day in history.  

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

May 10   Meteor falls near Estherville IA on this day in history.  

May 10   On this day in history meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa  

May 14   On this day in history the first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.  

May 16   Antonin Dvorák's "Slavic Dancing," premieres on this day in history.  

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

May 19   Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor on this day in history.  

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

May 20   In the year 1879 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   On this day in history eastwood Lane, composer  

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

May 24   William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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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   Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud) was born in the year 1879.  

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   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 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 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   Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle in the year 1879.  

Jan 23   Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 in the year 1879.  

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

Feb 11   In the year 1879 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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