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Historical Events In 1881

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

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   In the year 1881 barnum & Bailey Circus debuts  

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

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

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

Mar 23   On this day in history nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45  

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

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   Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army on this day in history.  

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

Mar 28   Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, composer, dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16] on this day in history.  

Mar 31   Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Apr 01   Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty  

Apr 07   In the year 1881 pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65  

Apr 08   Fernand Lamy, composer on this day in history.  

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

Apr 11   On this day in history kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40  

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

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

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

Apr 16   In the year 1881 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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1881

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1881 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   On this day in history birth of henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)  

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   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 in the year 1881.  

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

Feb 02   In the year 1881 aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59  

Feb 05   In the year 1881 thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85  

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

Feb 07   In the year 1881 fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73  

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