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Historical Events In 1879

Thursday, 28 January 2021

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   Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It) in the year 1879.  

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

Aug 29   On this day in history han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher  

Aug 30   In the year 1879 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   On this day in history nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58  

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   Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent in the year 1879.  

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

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

Sep 18   The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time in the year 1879.  

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

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

Sep 20   U. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit in the year 1879.  

Sep 20   US Grants come to SF for elaborate extended visit on this day in history.  

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

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) in the year 1879.  

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

Sep 28   On this day in history benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery)  

Sep 28   In the year 1879 nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered  

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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   On this day in history birth of emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)  

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

Jan 01   In the year 1879 birth of william Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86 in the year 1879.  

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

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

Jan 29   In the year 1879 antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80  

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

Feb 21   On this day in history peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69  

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