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Historical Events In 1879

Sunday, 05 April 2020

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher  

Aug 30   John B Hood, confederate general (lost Atlanta), dies at 48 in the year 1879.  

Aug 31   On this day in history joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)  

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   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   Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter in the year 1879.  

Sep 12   In the year 1879 peter Arnold Heise, composer, dies at 49  

Sep 14   Margaret Sanger, feminist/nurse/birth control proponent on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1879 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 in the year 1879.  

Sep 20   Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer on this day in history.  

Sep 20   U. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit in the year 1879.  

Sep 20   On this day in history 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   Baldwin steam motors tram first tried in Sydney Australia in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)  

Sep 28   Benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery) on this day in history.  

Sep 28   In the year 1879 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   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 in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of william Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)  

Jan 02   Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)  

Famous Deaths In 1879

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 09   On this day in history don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86  

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 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69 in the year 1879.  

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