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Historical Events In 1879

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Apr 09   Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Apr 09   Gerald Festus Kelly, artist in the year 1879.  

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

Apr 16   Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France on this day in history.  

Apr 18   In the year 1879 anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)  

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   William Froude, Brit civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68 in the year 1879.  

May 05   In the year 1879 symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)  

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

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 in the year 1879.  

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

May 10   In the year 1879 meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa  

May 14   The first group of 463 Indian indentured labourers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas in the year 1879.  

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 in the year 1879.  

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

May 20   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 in the year 1879.  

May 21   On this day in history battle of Iquiquw  

May 22   On this day in history 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  

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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   In the year 1879 birth of emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 birth of ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)  

Jan 01   William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 02   In the year 1879 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   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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1879.  

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

Jan 22   Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle in the year 1879.  

Jan 23   On this day in history 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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