Historical Events In 1879
Sunday, 18 August 2019
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 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 Frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week on this day in history.
Apr 14 In the year 1879 james Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
Apr 16 Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France in the year 1879.
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) on this day in history.
Apr 20 In the year 1879 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus
Apr 20 Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance) in the year 1879.
Apr 20 On this day in history the first mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus
Apr 26 In the year 1879 owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
Apr 28 On this day in history edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher
Apr 29 Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic) on this day in history.
May 04 On this day in history 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 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 on this day in history.
May 10 In the year 1879 meteor falls near Estherville IA
May 10 Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa in the year 1879.
May 14 In the year 1879 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 Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English in the year 1879.
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 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 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5 on this day in history.
May 24 In the year 1879 william Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist (Liberator), dies at 73