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Historical Events In 1881

Thursday, 30 June 2022

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 on this day in history.  

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   Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris) on this day in history.  

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   Gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die on this day in history.  

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

Mar 23   In the year 1881 nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45  

Mar 24   In the year 1881 friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73  

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   Transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty in the year 1881.  

Apr 07   Pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65 in the year 1881.  

Apr 08   In the year 1881 fernand Lamy, composer  

Apr 11   In the year 1881 harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   Carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva) was born in the year 1881.  

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

Jan 04   Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 08   Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1881 birth of giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)  

Jan 09   Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations) was born on this day in history.  

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   Louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805) died in the year 1881.  

Jan 21   In the year 1881 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   In the year 1881 aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59  

Feb 05   Thomas Carlyle, historian/essayist, dies in London at 85 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 07   On this day in history fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73  

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