Historical Events In 1881
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Mar 13 On this day in history balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer
Mar 13 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1881 kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
Mar 18 Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (MSG) in the year 1881.
Mar 18 Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963) on this day in history.
Mar 21 In the year 1881 hermann Sandby, composer
Mar 23 On this day in history boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
Mar 23 On this day in history boers & Britain sign peace accord; end first Boer war
Mar 23 On this day in history 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 Friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69 in the year 1881.
Mar 25 In the year 1881 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 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 In the year 1881 greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1881 charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)
Apr 05 In the year 1881 transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
Apr 07 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65 in the year 1881.
Apr 08 Fernand Lamy, composer on this day in history.
Apr 11 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer on this day in history.
Apr 11 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40 on this day in history.
Apr 11 On this day in history river ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks in Thames River Ont, 180 die
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 on this day in history.
Apr 16 On this day in history edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)
Apr 16 On this day in history george William Martin, composer, dies at 56