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Historical Events In 1879

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

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

Aug 20   Govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns on this day in history.  

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

Aug 23   On this day in history alfreds Kalnins, composer  

Aug 23   On this day in history governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo  

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

Aug 27   In the year 1879 rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84  

Aug 28   Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz in the year 1879.  

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

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

Sep 12   Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter on this day in history.  

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" on this day in history.  

Sep 17   In the year 1879 eugene Emmanuel Violletle-Duc, gothic archetect, dies  

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

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

Sep 20   US Grants come to SF for elaborate extended visit in the year 1879.  

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 in the year 1879.  

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

Sep 26   In the year 1879 petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)  

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

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   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   William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon) was born in the year 1879.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1879 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1879 death of octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)  

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

Jan 23   In the year 1879 adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42  

Jan 29   On this day in history antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80  

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

Feb 21   In the year 1879 peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69  

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