Historical Events In 1881
Friday, 10 April 2020
Feb 07 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73 on this day in history.
Feb 09 Feodor M Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59 in the year 1881.
Feb 10 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris in the year 1881.
Feb 13 On this day in history eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)
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 in the year 1881.
Feb 15 On this day in history 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.
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 In the year 1881 maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
Feb 19 In the year 1881 armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
Feb 19 Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages in the year 1881.
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 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player on this day in history.
Feb 23 Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher in the year 1881.
Feb 24 In the year 1881 de Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal
Feb 24 De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panama Canal in the year 1881.
Feb 25 William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32) on this day in history.
Feb 26 -27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill on this day in history.
Feb 26 Natal British troops under General-Major Colley occupy Majuba Hill in the year 1881.
Feb 26 In the year 1881 sS Ceylon begins first round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
Feb 27 Battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley on this day in history.
Feb 27 On this day in history battle at Amajuba, South Africa Boers vs British army under General Colley
Feb 27 In the year 1881 george Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46
Feb 27 In the year 1881 luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
Mar 04 California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation in the year 1881.
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 on this day in history.
Mar 04 On this day in history james A Garfield inaugurated as 20th President
Mar 04 South African President Kruger accepts ceasefire in the year 1881.
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 In the year 1881 daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee)
Mar 13 On this day in history alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62