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Historical Events In 1879

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Aug 17   Ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company in the year 1879.  

Aug 20   On this day in history govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns  

Aug 21   Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It) in the year 1879.  

Aug 21   The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Aug 23   On this day in history alfreds Kalnins, composer  

Aug 23   In the year 1879 governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo  

Aug 24   In the year 1879 rentaro Taki, composer  

Aug 27   Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84 in the year 1879.  

Aug 28   Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz on this day in history.  

Aug 29   In the year 1879 han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher  

Aug 30   On this day in history john B Hood, confederate general (lost Atlanta), dies at 48  

Aug 31   Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26) on this day in history.  

Aug 31   William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies in the year 1879.  

Sep 06   Neal Rev Dodd, Iowa, actor (You Belong to Me) on this day in history.  

Sep 07   In the year 1879 nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, Dutch actor (Haddock Mary)  

Sep 08   Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1879.  

Sep 12   Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter in the year 1879.  

Sep 12   Peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1879.  

Sep 14   In the year 1879 margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent  

Sep 15   Pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club" in the year 1879.  

Sep 17   Eugene Emmanuel Violletle-Duc, gothic archetect, dies in the year 1879.  

Sep 18   The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time on this day in history.  

Sep 19   In the year 1879 thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days  

Sep 20   Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer in the year 1879.  

Sep 20   U. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit in the year 1879.  

Sep 20   US Grants come to SF for elaborate extended visit in the year 1879.  

Sep 23   Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia in the year 1879.  

Sep 23   In the year 1879 baldwin steam motors tram first tried in Sydney Australia  

Sep 25   Luis da Costa, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 26   Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee) in the year 1879.  

Sep 27   On this day in history cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)  

Sep 28   Benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery) in the year 1879.  

Sep 28   Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   In the year 1879 birth of william Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   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   Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1879.  

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

Jan 29   On this day in history antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80  

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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