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Historical Events In 1879

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Aug 17   On this day in history ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company  

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

Aug 21   In the year 1879 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz  

Aug 29   Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher in the year 1879.  

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) in the year 1879.  

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) in the year 1879.  

Sep 07   Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, Dutch actor (Haddock Mary) in the year 1879.  

Sep 08   Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 17   Eugene Emmanuel Violletle-Duc, gothic archetect, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 20   On this day in history jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer  

Sep 20   In the year 1879 u. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit  

Sep 20   On this day in history uS Grants come to SF for elaborate extended visit  

Sep 23   In the year 1879 baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia  

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

Sep 25   Luis da Costa, composer in the year 1879.  

Sep 26   Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee) on this day in history.  

Sep 27   Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 birth of edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)  

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 in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1879 anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle  

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

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

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