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Historical Events In 1879

Monday, 17 January 2022

Aug 17   Ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company on this day in history.  

Aug 20   In the year 1879 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   In the year 1879 friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82  

Aug 23   In the year 1879 alfreds Kalnins, composer  

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

Aug 24   Rentaro Taki, composer on this day in history.  

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

Aug 31   On this day in history joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)  

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

Sep 06   In the year 1879 neal Rev Dodd, Iowa, actor (You Belong to Me)  

Sep 07   Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, Dutch actor (Haddock Mary) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49  

Sep 14   Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent on this day in history.  

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

Sep 17   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Sep 26   On this day in history 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   Benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery) in the year 1879.  

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   Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   In the year 1879 birth of grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)  

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   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   Anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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   Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69 in the year 1879.  

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