Historical Events In 1879
Sunday, 31 May 2020
Apr 09 On this day in history ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70
Apr 09 On this day in history 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 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 Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins on this day in history.
Apr 19 J Palisa discovers asteroid #195 Eurykleia in the year 1879.
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 on this day in history.
Apr 20 On this day in history 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 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 Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms) on this day in history.
May 06 In the year 1879 johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist
May 08 In the year 1879 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 Meteor falls near Estherville IA on this day in history.
May 10 Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa on this day in history.
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 In the year 1879 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 on this day in history.
May 20 In the year 1879 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37
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 On this day in history 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5
May 24 William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73 on this day in history.