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