Historical Events In 1881
Monday, 20 January 2020
Feb 07 In the year 1881 fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
Feb 09 On this day in history feodor M Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59
Feb 10 In the year 1881 jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris
Feb 13 Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin) on this day in history.
Feb 13 On this day in history the feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
Feb 14 Otto Selz, German psychologist in the year 1881.
Feb 15 Canadian Pacific Railway Act receives the Royal Assent. A Royal Charter pursuant to the Act was granted on February 16th - this incorporated the company. The principal terms provided for the payment to the railway of a subsidy of $25,000,000 and 25,000,000 acres of land, plus the railways (Port Arthur-Selkirk-Winnipeg-Emerson and Port Moody-Savona) already contracted for by the government, upon their completion on this day in history.
Feb 16 On this day in history in Montreal Quebec George Stephen signs charter and incorporates Canadian Pacific Railway and in 2001 the company said it will break up into it's parts
Feb 16 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet) in the year 1881.
Feb 19 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle) on this day in history.
Feb 19 In the year 1881 kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
Feb 19 On this day in history kansas becomes first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
Feb 20 On this day in history pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
Feb 21 On this day in history savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
Feb 23 Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher in the year 1881.
Feb 24 De Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal on this day in history.
Feb 24 De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panama Canal in the year 1881.
Feb 25 In the year 1881 william Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
Feb 26 In the year 1881 -27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill
Feb 26 On this day in history natal British troops under General-Major Colley occupy Majuba Hill
Feb 26 SS Ceylon begins first round-the-world cruise from Liverpool in the year 1881.
Feb 27 Battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley on this day in history.
Feb 27 Battle at Amajuba, South Africa Boers vs British army under General Colley on this day in history.
Feb 27 In the year 1881 george Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46
Feb 27 Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician on this day in history.
Mar 04 In the year 1881 california becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
Mar 04 California becomes first state to pass plant quarantine legislation in the year 1881.
Mar 04 Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", first case together on this day in history.
Mar 04 James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th President in the year 1881.
Mar 04 South African President Kruger accepts ceasefire on this day in history.
Mar 09 On this day in history enver Pasja, Turkish general/politician
Mar 12 Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain on this day in history.
Mar 12 Daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee) on this day in history.
Mar 13 On this day in history alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62