Historical Events In 1881
Saturday, 23 March 2019
Mar 13 Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer in the year 1881.
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 Emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42 on this day in history.
Mar 16 Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts in the year 1881.
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 In the year 1881 oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)
Mar 21 Hermann Sandby, composer on this day in history.
Mar 23 In the year 1881 boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
Mar 23 In the year 1881 boers & Britain sign peace accord; end first Boer war
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 on this day in history.
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 Thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again on this day in history.
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 In the year 1881 greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
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 in the year 1881.
Apr 01 Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem on this day in history.
Apr 03 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53) on this day in history.
Apr 04 In the year 1881 charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls)
Apr 05 Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty in the year 1881.
Apr 07 Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65 on this day in history.
Apr 08 Fernand Lamy, composer in the year 1881.
Apr 11 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer in the year 1881.
Apr 11 In the year 1881 kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40
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 The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas in the year 1881.
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