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Historical Events In 1879

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Jun 26   Ismael Pasha resigns as khedive of Egypt on this day in history.  

Jun 28   Sigurd von Koch, composer in the year 1879.  

Jun 30   On this day in history ex-khedive Ismael Pasha leaves Cairo with train full stolen goods  

Jun 30   Walter Hampden, Bkln NY, actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame) on this day in history.  

Jul 01   In the year 1879 ex-khedive Ismael Pasha sails from Alexandria to Naples  

Jul 01   On this day in history leon Jouhaux, France, socialist/co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951)  

Jul 03   Philippe Gaubert, composer on this day in history.  

Jul 04   On this day in history africaner Union forms by Rev SJ du Toit at Cape colony  

Jul 05   On this day in history dwight Filley Davis, US Sect of War/donated tennis' Davis Cup  

Jul 06   In the year 1879 henry Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 65  

Jul 07   In the year 1879 jacob Weinberg, composer  

Jul 08   USS Jeannette departs San Francisco to explore Arctic on this day in history.  

Jul 09   In the year 1879 c H F Peters discovers asteroid #199 Byblis  

Jul 09   Friedrich Adler, Austria social-democrat/murderer of premier Storgkh on this day in history.  

Jul 10   On this day in history harry Nicholls Holmes, Penn, Dr (crystallized vitamin A)  

Jul 17   1st railroad opens in Hawaii in the year 1879.  

Jul 17   On this day in history the first railroad opens in Hawaii  

Jul 19   In the year 1879 doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up his New Mexico saloon.  

Jul 19   Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director (KNMI) on this day in history.  

Jul 22   Gustaf Heintze, composer in the year 1879.  

Jul 27   On this day in history c H F Peters discovers asteroid #200 Dynamene  

Jul 27   Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza) in the year 1879.  

Aug 04   Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris in the year 1879.  

Aug 05   In the year 1879 first game of night football at Melbourne Cricket Ground, under gas-lights.  

Aug 06   On this day in history joseph Wirth, German politician (Stalin Peace Prize)  

Aug 07   On this day in history j J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07)  

Aug 07   The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester in the year 1879.  

Aug 08   In the year 1879 emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary, peasant leader  

Aug 12   In the year 1879 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)  

Aug 12   First National Archery Association tournament (Chicago) on this day in history.  

Aug 12   The Intercolonial Railway gains access to Quebec by purchasing the Grand Trunk line between Quebec and Rivière du Loup on this day in history.  

Aug 13   John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun) on this day in history.  

Aug 15   On this day in history ethel Barrymore, Phila, actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green)  

Aug 16   In the year 1879 ethel Barrymore, classic film & stage actress (Pinky, Moonrise)  

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

Jan 01   Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of william Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)  

Jan 02   In the year 1879 birth of johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)  

Jan 02   Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)  

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   On this day in history don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86  

Jan 13   On this day in history wF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies  

Feb 21   Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69 in the year 1879.  

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