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Historical Events In 1879

Monday, 21 January 2019

Aug 17   In the year 1879 ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company  

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1879.  

Aug 23   Alfreds Kalnins, composer on this day in history.  

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

Aug 24   Rentaro Taki, composer in the year 1879.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, Dutch actor (Haddock Mary) on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1879 eugene Emmanuel Violletle-Duc, gothic archetect, dies  

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

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   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   In the year 1879 uS Grants come to SF for elaborate extended visit  

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

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

Sep 25   In the year 1879 luis da Costa, composer  

Sep 26   On this day in history petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)  

Sep 27   Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite) in the year 1879.  

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   Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 birth of emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)  

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   In the year 1879 birth of pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)  

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   In the year 1879 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle in the year 1879.  

Jan 23   Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

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

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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