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Historical Events In 1879

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Aug 17   In the year 1879 ferdinand de Lesseps forms French Panama Canal Company  

Aug 20   On this day in history govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns  

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   On this day in history friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82  

Aug 23   In the year 1879 alfreds Kalnins, composer  

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

Aug 24   Rentaro Taki, composer in the year 1879.  

Aug 27   On this day in history rowland Hill, introduced postage stamps, dies at 84  

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

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   In the year 1879 joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)  

Aug 31   William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies in the year 1879.  

Sep 06   Neal Rev Dodd, Iowa, actor (You Belong to Me) in the year 1879.  

Sep 07   Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, Dutch actor (Haddock Mary) on this day in history.  

Sep 08   In the year 1879 nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58  

Sep 12   On this day in history fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter  

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

Sep 14   In the year 1879 margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent  

Sep 15   Pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club" on this day in history.  

Sep 17   Eugene Emmanuel Violletle-Duc, gothic archetect, dies on this day in history.  

Sep 18   The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time on this day in history.  

Sep 19   In the year 1879 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 on this day in history.  

Sep 20   In the year 1879 u. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit  

Sep 20   US Grants come to SF for elaborate extended visit on this day in history.  

Sep 23   In the year 1879 baldwin steam motors tram 1st tried in Sydney Australia  

Sep 23   In the year 1879 baldwin steam motors tram first tried in Sydney Australia  

Sep 25   Luis da Costa, composer on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history birth of grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)  

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   In the year 1879 don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86  

Jan 13   WF Hendrik the Navigator, prince of Neth/viceroy of Lux, dies at 58 in the year 1879.  

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   Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 in the year 1879.  

Jan 29   Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80 in the year 1879.  

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

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

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