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Historical Events In 1879

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Apr 09   On this day in history ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70  

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

Apr 09   The birth of WC Fields, American actor in the year 1879.  

Apr 11   Leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (entrance Rotterdam Zoo) in the year 1879.  

Apr 12   In the year 1879 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   Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1879.  

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

Apr 20   In the year 1879 robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)  

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   Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher in the year 1879.  

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   Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms) in the year 1879.  

May 06   Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 16   On this day in history treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English  

May 19   Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor in the year 1879.  

May 20   5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37 in the year 1879.  

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   Battle of Iquiquw in the year 1879.  

May 22   In the year 1879 eastwood Lane, composer  

May 24   7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5 in the year 1879.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1879 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   In the year 1879 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   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle  

Jan 23   In the year 1879 adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42  

Jan 29   On this day in history antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80  

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

Feb 21   Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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