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Historical Events In 1879

Saturday, 04 July 2020

Nov 04   James & John Ritty patent the cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in their Dayton, Ohio saloon on this day in history.  

Nov 04   On this day in history the birth of Will Rogers, American actor and humorist  

Nov 04   On this day in history will Rogers, Oologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist  

Nov 05   In the year 1879 james Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48  

Nov 06   On this day in history canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day  

Nov 06   On this day in history eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician  

Nov 07   Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher/glass painter on this day in history.  

Nov 08   On this day in history king Baggot I, St Louis MO, director (Tumbleweeds)  

Nov 10   Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, US, poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven) in the year 1879.  

Nov 13   On this day in history maurice Delage, composer  

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

Nov 15   Lewis Stone, Worcester Mass, actor (Prisoner of Zenda) on this day in history.  

Nov 17   Gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar in the year 1879.  

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

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

Nov 19   On this day in history natl Assoc of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter  

Nov 20   Franz Pfemfert, writer on this day in history.  

Nov 23   In the year 1879 andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)  

Nov 27   Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer in the year 1879.  

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

Dec 04   Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer on this day in history.  

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

Dec 05   On this day in history daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system  

Dec 07   Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite) on this day in history.  

Dec 12   In the year 1879 friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland  

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

Dec 13   In the year 1879 first federal fish hatching steamer launched (Wilmington Delaware)  

Dec 15   Hugo W C Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer in the year 1879.  

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   The birth of Paul Klee, Swiss Painter in the year 1879.  

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 on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1879 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   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   Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29) was born in the year 1879.  

Jan 05   Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946) was born on this day in history.  

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   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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