Historical Events In 1881
Thursday, 02 July 2020
Feb 07 In the year 1881 fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
Feb 09 Feodor M Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59 on this day in history.
Feb 10 In the year 1881 jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris
Feb 13 In the year 1881 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 On this day in history otto Selz, German psychologist
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 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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1881 titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher
Feb 24 De Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal on this day in history.
Feb 24 In the year 1881 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 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 On this day in history sS Ceylon begins first round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
Feb 27 On this day in history battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley
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 In the year 1881 california becomes first state to pass plant quarantine legislation
Mar 04 On this day in history holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", first case together
Mar 04 James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th President in the year 1881.
Mar 04 South African President Kruger accepts ceasefire in the year 1881.
Mar 09 In the year 1881 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