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Historical Events In 1879

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Aug 17   Ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company in the year 1879.  

Aug 20   Govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns in the year 1879.  

Aug 21   Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It) on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 rentaro Taki, composer  

Aug 27   Rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84 in the year 1879.  

Aug 28   Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz on this day in history.  

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   Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26) on this day in history.  

Aug 31   In the year 1879 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) in the year 1879.  

Sep 08   Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1879.  

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 in the year 1879.  

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   The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Sep 23   Baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia on this day in history.  

Sep 23   On this day in history baldwin steam motors tram first tried in Sydney Australia  

Sep 25   In the year 1879 luis da Costa, composer  

Sep 26   In the year 1879 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   On this day in history 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   Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1879 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 on this day in history.  

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

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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