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Historical Events In 1879

Saturday, 21 September 2019

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

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   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   Alfreds Kalnins, composer in the year 1879.  

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 in the year 1879.  

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

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   In the year 1879 nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58  

Sep 12   In the year 1879 fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter  

Sep 12   Peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49 in the year 1879.  

Sep 14   On this day in history margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent  

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

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 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   In the year 1879 jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1879.  

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

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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 11   On this day in history honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies  

Feb 21   Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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