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Historical Events In 1881

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Mar 13   Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer in the year 1881.  

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

Mar 16   In the year 1881 barnum & Bailey Circus debuts  

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

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

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) in the year 1881.  

Mar 21   In the year 1881 hermann Sandby, composer  

Mar 23   Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war in the year 1881.  

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

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 in the year 1881.  

Mar 25   BĂ©la Bartok, Hungary, composer/pianist (Concerto for Orchestra) in the year 1881.  

Mar 26   In the year 1881 thessaly is freed and becomes part of Greece again.  

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   Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, composer, dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16] in the year 1881.  

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   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   Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty on this day in history.  

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

Apr 08   On this day in history fernand Lamy, composer  

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

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 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   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   In the year 1881 birth of carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)  

Jan 04   In the year 1881 birth of wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer  

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   Edouard BeauprĂ©, horse lifter (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1881

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805) died on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history death of wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802)  

Jan 25   On this day in history 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   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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