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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  

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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 in the year 1881.  

Jan 04   Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)  

Jan 09   Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo) was born in the year 1881.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)  

Jan 09   Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1881

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805) died on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802) died on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794) died in the year 1881.  

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

Feb 02   Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1881.  

Feb 07   In the year 1881 fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73  

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