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Historical Events In 1881

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Feb 07   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1881 the feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.  

Feb 14   On this day in history otto Selz, German psychologist  

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 the year 1881 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) on this day in history.  

Feb 19   On this day in history 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   Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo) in the year 1881.  

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   On this day in history de Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal  

Feb 24   De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panama Canal on this day in history.  

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   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   In the year 1881 battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley  

Feb 27   On this day in history battle at Amajuba, South Africa Boers vs British army under General Colley  

Feb 27   George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46 on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician  

Mar 04   California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation in the year 1881.  

Mar 04   In the year 1881 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 09   On this day in history enver Pasja, Turkish general/politician  

Mar 12   On this day in history 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) 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   Carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva) was born in the year 1881.  

Jan 01   In the year 1881 birth of vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)  

Jan 04   In the year 1881 birth of wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)  

Jan 05   Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1881 birth of giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1881 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 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   Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58 in the year 1881.  

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

Feb 05   Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85 in the year 1881.  

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

Feb 07   On this day in history fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73  

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