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Historical Events In 1881

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Feb 07   Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73 in the year 1881.  

Feb 09   In the year 1881 feodor M Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59  

Feb 10   Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris in the year 1881.  

Feb 13   Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin) in the year 1881.  

Feb 13   The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert in the year 1881.  

Feb 14   Otto Selz, German psychologist on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet) on this day in history.  

Feb 19   In the year 1881 armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)  

Feb 19   On this day in history kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages  

Feb 19   Kansas becomes first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages in the year 1881.  

Feb 20   Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo) on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player in the year 1881.  

Feb 23   Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher on this day in history.  

Feb 24   In the year 1881 de Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal  

Feb 24   On this day in history de Lesseps' Company begins work on Panama Canal  

Feb 25   In the year 1881 william Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)  

Feb 26   -27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill in the year 1881.  

Feb 26   Natal British troops under General-Major Colley occupy Majuba Hill on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1881.  

Feb 27   Battle at Amajuba, South Africa Boers vs British army under General Colley in the year 1881.  

Feb 27   On this day in history 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   California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history california becomes first state to pass plant quarantine legislation  

Mar 04   Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", first case together in the year 1881.  

Mar 04   In the year 1881 james A Garfield inaugurated as 20th President  

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   In the year 1881 andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.  

Mar 12   Daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee) in the year 1881.  

Mar 13   Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1881

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)  

Jan 01   Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth) was born in the year 1881.  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer  

Jan 08   Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904)  

Famous Deaths In 1881

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805) died in the year 1881.  

Jan 21   Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802) died in the year 1881.  

Jan 25   In the year 1881 death of konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)  

Jan 30   In the year 1881 jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58  

Feb 02   On this day in history aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59  

Feb 05   On this day in history thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85  

Feb 06   Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73 in the year 1881.  

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