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.