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Historical Events In 1879

Sunday, 21 July 2019

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

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

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

Aug 21   The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland in the year 1879.  

Aug 22   Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82 in the year 1879.  

Aug 23   In the year 1879 alfreds Kalnins, composer  

Aug 23   In the year 1879 governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo  

Aug 24   Rentaro Taki, composer in the year 1879.  

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

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 in the year 1879.  

Aug 30   John B Hood, confederate general (lost Atlanta), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

Aug 31   Joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26) in the year 1879.  

Aug 31   William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies on this day in history.  

Sep 06   On this day in history 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 in the year 1879.  

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

Sep 12   Peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer  

Sep 20   On this day in history u. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit  

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

Sep 25   On this day in history luis da Costa, composer  

Sep 26   Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee) on this day in history.  

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

Sep 28   In the year 1879 benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery)  

Sep 28   Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered in the year 1879.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1879

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)  

Jan 02   Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 03   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42  

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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