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Historical Events In 1879

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Apr 09   In the year 1879 ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70  

Apr 09   On this day in history gerald Festus Kelly, artist  

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   Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies in the year 1879.  

Apr 18   In the year 1879 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   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   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   Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic) on this day in history.  

May 04   In the year 1879 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   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   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   On this day in history 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   Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor in the year 1879.  

May 20   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

May 21   In the year 1879 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 in the year 1879.  

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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 in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces) was born in the year 1879.  

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 in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 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   In the year 1879 death of octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)  

Jan 22   Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42  

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

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