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Historical Events In 1879

Sunday, 05 April 2020

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

Nov 04   In the year 1879 will Rogers, Oologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist  

Nov 05   James Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

Nov 06   In the year 1879 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   In the year 1879 king Baggot I, St Louis MO, director (Tumbleweeds)  

Nov 10   Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, US, poet (Gen William Booth enters Heaven) on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Maurice Delage, composer in the year 1879.  

Nov 14   In the year 1879 geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer  

Nov 15   On this day in history lewis Stone, Worcester Mass, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)  

Nov 17   On this day in history gerardus H de Haas, socialist vicar  

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   Natl Assoc of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter in the year 1879.  

Nov 20   Franz Pfemfert, writer in the year 1879.  

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   On this day in history battle at Lydenburg S Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu  

Dec 04   In the year 1879 herbert Hamilton Harty, composer  

Dec 05   On this day in history 1st automatic telephone switching system patented  

Dec 05   Daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system on this day in history.  

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

Dec 12   On this day in history friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland  

Dec 13   In the year 1879 1st federal fish hatching steamer lauched (Wilmington Delaware)  

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

Dec 15   On this day in history hugo W C Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer  

Dec 16   On this day in history william Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail)  

Dec 18   Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 19   Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905) in the year 1879.  

Dec 20   Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 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   William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon) was born in the year 1879.  

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   In the year 1879 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   Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827) died in the year 1879.  

Jan 22   On this day in history anthony Durnford, British colonel, dies in battle  

Jan 23   Adolf Jensen, composer, dies at 42 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69  

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