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Historical Events In 1879

Thursday, 21 January 2021

May 25   W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker in the year 1879.  

May 27   Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance) in the year 1879.  

May 28   Milutin Milankovic, Yugoslavian astronomer/meteorologist in the year 1879.  

May 30   On this day in history 92°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May  

May 30   92º F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland OH in May on this day in history.  

May 30   Colin Blythe, cricketer (outstanding English slow lefty pre-WW I) in the year 1879.  

May 30   Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden on this day in history.  

May 31   1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition in the year 1879.  

May 31   First electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition in the year 1879.  

May 31   Madison Square Garden opens its doors in the year 1879.  

May 31   On this day in history mark Hambourg, composer  

Jun 01   On this day in history napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.  

Jun 02   Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam) on this day in history.  

Jun 02   In the year 1879 e Louis JJ Napoleon Bonaparte, crown prince, dies in battle at 23  

Jun 03   In the year 1879 pieter J A Adriani, Dutch tax lawyer  

Jun 05   13th Belmont: George Evans aboard Spendthrift wins in 2:42.75 on this day in history.  

Jun 05   In the year 1879 adolf Wiklund, composer  

Jun 06   L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect in the year 1879.  

Jun 07   Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish pole explorer (Thule) in the year 1879.  

Jun 09   On this day in history dudley Digges  

Jun 10   On this day in history benjamin Lambord, composer  

Jun 11   On this day in history roger P Bresnaham, hall of fame catcher/manager  

Jun 11   In the year 1879 willem, (crown)prince of Orange, dies of bronchitis or murder at 39  

Jun 13   In the year 1879 a Borrelly discovers asteroid #198 Ampella  

Jun 13   George Gunn, cricketer (elegant English batsman 1907-30) in the year 1879.  

Jun 16   Fritz Schulz, German law historian (Classical Novel Law) on this day in history.  

Jun 16   Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theater NYC in the year 1879.  

Jun 16   Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theatre NYC in the year 1879.  

Jun 18   On this day in history w H Richardson, a black inventor, patents the children's carriage  

Jun 21   On this day in history f W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)  

Jun 21   In the year 1879 f W Woolworth opens first store (failed almost immediately)  

Jun 21   Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist/illustrator (Candide) on this day in history.  

Jun 23   In the year 1879 william Ewart Berry, 1st viscount Camrose/English nobleman  

Jun 24   In the year 1879 agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer  

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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   Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1879 birth of grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)  

Jan 05   Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946) was born on this day in history.  

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   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 23   In the year 1879 adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42  

Jan 29   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies in the year 1879.  

Feb 21   In the year 1879 peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69  

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