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Historical Events In 1879

Thursday, 17 January 2019

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

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

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

Apr 14   In the year 1879 james Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)  

Apr 16   On this day in history bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France  

Apr 18   In the year 1879 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   J Palisa discovers asteroid #195 Eurykleia in the year 1879.  

Apr 19   In the year 1879 richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)  

Apr 20   On this day in history 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 29   Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic) in the year 1879.  

May 04   On this day in history william Froude, Brit civil eng/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at 68  

May 05   In the year 1879 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 in the year 1879.  

May 10   Meteor falls near Estherville IA in the year 1879.  

May 10   On this day in history 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   In the year 1879 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   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 in the year 1879.  

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   On this day in history battle of Iquiquw  

May 22   Eastwood Lane, composer on this day in history.  

May 24   In the year 1879 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1879.  

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

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

Jan 02   Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born in the year 1879.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   In the year 1879 death of octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)  

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

Jan 23   Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 in the year 1879.  

Jan 29   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 in the year 1879.  

Feb 11   On this day in history 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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