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Historical Events In 1879

Friday, 16 November 2018

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   Governor-general Charles Gordon of Sudan returns to Cairo in the year 1879.  

Aug 24   In the year 1879 rentaro Taki, composer  

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

Aug 28   In the year 1879 battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz  

Aug 29   In the year 1879 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   In the year 1879 joshihito, emperor of Japan (1912-26)  

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

Sep 06   Neal Rev Dodd, Iowa, actor (You Belong to Me) on this day in history.  

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

Sep 08   On this day in history nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 58  

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

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   On this day in history pim Mulier forms "Haarlem Football Club"  

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

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

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

Sep 20   U. Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Sep 25   Luis da Costa, composer in the year 1879.  

Sep 26   Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee) in the year 1879.  

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   Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 01   Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory) was born in the year 1879.  

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

Jan 05   In the year 1879 birth of hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history death of octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)  

Jan 22   In the year 1879 anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle  

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

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

Feb 11   Honore Daumier, caricaturist/painter, dies in the year 1879.  

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

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