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Historical Events In 1879

Friday, 24 January 2020

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   On this day in history the birth of WC Fields, American actor  

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

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

Apr 14   On this day in history james Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)  

Apr 16   In the year 1879 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   Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins in the year 1879.  

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

Apr 19   On this day in history richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)  

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

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

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

Apr 26   On this day in history owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)  

Apr 28   On this day in history 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) in the year 1879.  

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 in the year 1879.  

May 10   On this day in history meteor falls near Estherville IA  

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

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   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   Battle of Iquiquw in the year 1879.  

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   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1879 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   On this day in history birth of pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)  

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   Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86 in the year 1879.  

Jan 13   On this day in history wF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58  

Jan 16   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died in the year 1879.  

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

Jan 23   Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   In the year 1879 honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies  

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

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