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Historical Events In 1881

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Mar 13   On this day in history balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer  

Mar 13   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 in the year 1881.  

Mar 15   On this day in history emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42  

Mar 16   Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts in the year 1881.  

Mar 16   Modest P Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 in the year 1881.  

Mar 17   On this day in history 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   Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963) in the year 1881.  

Mar 21   Hermann Sandby, composer on this day in history.  

Mar 23   On this day in history boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war  

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

Mar 23   Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die in the year 1881.  

Mar 23   Hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53) in the year 1881.  

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

Mar 24   Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 26   Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again in the year 1881.  

Mar 27   In the year 1881 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 in the year 1881.  

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

Mar 31   Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1881.  

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

Apr 03   On this day in history alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53)  

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

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   In the year 1881 fernand Lamy, composer  

Apr 11   On this day in history harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer  

Apr 11   In the year 1881 kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40  

Apr 11   In the year 1881 river ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River Ont, 180 die  

Apr 14   Anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater) in the year 1881.  

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

Apr 16   Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46) in the year 1881.  

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   On this day in history birth of wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)  

Jan 05   In the year 1881 birth of nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1881 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58  

Feb 02   Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59 in the year 1881.  

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

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