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Historical Events In 1881

Monday, 16 September 2019

Mar 13   On this day in history 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   Emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42 in the year 1881.  

Mar 16   On this day in history barnum & Bailey Circus debuts  

Mar 16   In the year 1881 modest P Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42  

Mar 17   Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris) in the year 1881.  

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

Mar 18   In the year 1881 oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)  

Mar 21   Hermann Sandby, composer in the year 1881.  

Mar 23   Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war on this day in history.  

Mar 23   Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end first Boer war in the year 1881.  

Mar 23   In the year 1881 gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die  

Mar 23   In the year 1881 hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)  

Mar 23   In the year 1881 nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45  

Mar 24   On this day in history friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69  

Mar 25   BĂ©la Bartok, Hungary, composer/pianist (Concerto for Orchestra) on this day in history.  

Mar 26   On this day in history thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.  

Mar 27   On this day in history rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.  

Mar 28   Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey on this day in history.  

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

Mar 31   On this day in history gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73  

Apr 01   Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem in the year 1881.  

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

Apr 04   Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls) on this day in history.  

Apr 05   On this day in history transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty  

Apr 07   Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

Apr 08   On this day in history fernand Lamy, composer  

Apr 11   Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer in the year 1881.  

Apr 11   Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 14   In the year 1881 anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater)  

Apr 14   The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas in the year 1881.  

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

Apr 16   George William Martin, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960) was born in the year 1881.  

Jan 09   Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations) was born in the year 1881.  

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   On this day in history death of louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805)  

Jan 21   Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802) died in the year 1881.  

Jan 25   Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794) died on this day in history.  

Jan 30   On this day in history jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58  

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   In the year 1881 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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