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Historical Events In 1879

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Nov 04   James & John Ritty patent the cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in their Dayton, Ohio saloon in the year 1879.  

Nov 04   In the year 1879 the birth of Will Rogers, American actor and humorist  

Nov 04   Will Rogers, Oologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist in the year 1879.  

Nov 05   On this day in history james Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48  

Nov 06   Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day on this day in history.  

Nov 06   Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician on this day in history.  

Nov 07   Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher/glass painter in the year 1879.  

Nov 08   King Baggot I, St Louis MO, director (Tumbleweeds) in the year 1879.  

Nov 10   On this day in history nicholas Vachel Lindsay, US, poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven)  

Nov 13   Maurice Delage, composer in the year 1879.  

Nov 14   Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 15   Lewis Stone, Worcester Mass, actor (Prisoner of Zenda) in the year 1879.  

Nov 17   In the year 1879 gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar  

Nov 19   Karel van den Oever, Flemish author/poet (Geuzenstad) on this day in history.  

Nov 19   National Assoc of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter on this day in history.  

Nov 19   In the year 1879 natl Assoc of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter  

Nov 20   On this day in history franz Pfemfert, writer  

Nov 23   Andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic) on this day in history.  

Nov 27   On this day in history adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer  

Nov 28   Battle at Lydenburg S Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu on this day in history.  

Dec 04   Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer in the year 1879.  

Dec 05   In the year 1879 1st automatic telephone switching system patented  

Dec 05   Daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system in the year 1879.  

Dec 07   On this day in history rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite)  

Dec 12   Friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland in the year 1879.  

Dec 13   1st federal fish hatching steamer lauched (Wilmington Delaware) on this day in history.  

Dec 13   First federal fish hatching steamer launched (Wilmington Delaware) in the year 1879.  

Dec 15   In the year 1879 hugo W C Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer  

Dec 16   In the year 1879 william Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail)  

Dec 18   On this day in history paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)  

Dec 18   On this day in history the birth of Paul Klee, Swiss Painter  

Dec 19   Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905) on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park on this day in history.  

Dec 21   The birth of Joseph Stalin, Russian revolutionary leader 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   In the year 1879 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   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   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   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   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   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 23   Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 in the year 1879.  

Jan 29   In the year 1879 antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80  

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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