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Historical Events In 1879

Monday, 03 October 2022

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   On this day in history henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)  

Aug 21   In the year 1879 the Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.  

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

Aug 23   Alfreds Kalnins, composer in the year 1879.  

Aug 23   Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo on this day in history.  

Aug 24   In the year 1879 rentaro Taki, composer  

Aug 27   Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Aug 28   In the year 1879 battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz  

Aug 29   Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher on this day in history.  

Aug 30   John B Hood, confederate general (lost Atlanta), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

Aug 31   In the year 1879 joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)  

Aug 31   On this day in history william Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies  

Sep 06   On this day in history neal Rev Dodd, Iowa, actor (You Belong to Me)  

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   On this day in history fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter  

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

Sep 14   On this day in history margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent  

Sep 15   In the year 1879 pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club"  

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

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

Sep 19   Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days on this day in history.  

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

Sep 20   On this day in history u. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit  

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

Sep 23   On this day in history baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia  

Sep 23   Baldwin steam motors tram first tried in Sydney Australia on this day in history.  

Sep 25   On this day in history luis da Costa, composer  

Sep 26   In the year 1879 petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)  

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

Sep 28   In the year 1879 benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery)  

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

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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   On this day in history 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   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   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946) was born in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 wF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58  

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

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

Feb 11   Honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies on this day in history.  

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

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