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Historical Events In 1879

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

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

Aug 20   In the year 1879 govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns  

Aug 21   On this day in history henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)  

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   In the year 1879 friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82  

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   Rentaro Taki, composer on this day in history.  

Aug 27   On this day in history rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84  

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

Aug 31   In the year 1879 william Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies  

Sep 06   Neal Rev Dodd, Iowa, actor (You Belong to Me) in the year 1879.  

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

Sep 08   On this day in history nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58  

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

Sep 12   On this day in history peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49  

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

Sep 15   Pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club" on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1879.  

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

Sep 20   In the year 1879 jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer  

Sep 20   U. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit on this day in history.  

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

Sep 27   In the year 1879 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 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 in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 birth of ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)  

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

Jan 02   Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)  

Jan 03   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born in the year 1879.  

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   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   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died in the year 1879.  

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   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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