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Historical Events In 1879

Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Apr 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1879 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) in the year 1879.  

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

Apr 18   Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies on this day in history.  

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

Apr 19   J Palisa discovers asteroid #195 Eurykleia in the year 1879.  

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

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   The first mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)  

May 04   On this day in history 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 in the year 1879.  

May 08   In the year 1879 george Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile  

May 10   In the year 1879 meteor falls near Estherville IA  

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   On this day in history antonin Dvorák's "Slavic Dancing," premieres  

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

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   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   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   William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73 in the year 1879.  

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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   On this day in history birth of emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands) was born in the year 1879.  

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 in the year 1879.  

Jan 13   WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58 in the year 1879.  

Jan 16   On this day in history death of octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)  

Jan 22   In the year 1879 anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle  

Jan 23   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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