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Historical Events In 1881

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Mar 13   In the year 1881 balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer  

Mar 13   In the year 1881 in Russia, Czar Alexander II is killed near the Winter Palace by a hand-bomb thrown by a member of the "People’s Will," a militant wing of the Narodniki movement, which advocated socialist reform in Russia and the elimination of the central government  

Mar 15   In the year 1881 emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42  

Mar 16   Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts on this day in history.  

Mar 16   Modest P Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

Mar 17   In the year 1881 kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)  

Mar 18   Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (MSG) on this day in history.  

Mar 18   On this day in history oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)  

Mar 21   Hermann Sandby, composer in the year 1881.  

Mar 23   In the year 1881 boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war  

Mar 23   Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end first Boer war on this day in history.  

Mar 23   On this day in history gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die  

Mar 23   On this day in history hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)  

Mar 23   Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45 in the year 1881.  

Mar 24   In the year 1881 friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69  

Mar 25   On this day in history bĂ©la Bartok, Hungary, composer/pianist (Concerto for Orchestra)  

Mar 26   In the year 1881 thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.  

Mar 27   Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army in the year 1881.  

Mar 28   Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey in the year 1881.  

Mar 28   On this day in history modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, composer, dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16]  

Mar 31   In the year 1881 gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73  

Apr 01   On this day in history anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem  

Apr 03   Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53) in the year 1881.  

Apr 04   Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls) in the year 1881.  

Apr 05   In the year 1881 transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty  

Apr 07   On this day in history pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65  

Apr 08   Fernand Lamy, composer in the year 1881.  

Apr 11   Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40 in the year 1881.  

Apr 11   On this day in history river ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River Ont, 180 die  

Apr 14   Anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater) on this day in history.  

Apr 14   On this day in history the Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.  

Apr 16   On this day in history edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)  

Apr 16   In the year 1881 george William Martin, composer, dies at 56  

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

Jan 08   Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960) was born in the year 1881.  

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   On this day in history birth of edouard BeauprĂ©, 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 in the year 1881.  

Jan 21   In the year 1881 death of wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802)  

Jan 25   In the year 1881 death of konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)  

Jan 30   Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

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   Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73 in the year 1881.  

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