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Historical Events In 1881

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Mar 13   Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1881 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) in the year 1881.  

Mar 18   In the year 1881 barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (MSG)  

Mar 18   Oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963) on this day in history.  

Mar 21   Hermann Sandby, composer in the year 1881.  

Mar 23   Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1881 gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73  

Apr 01   In the year 1881 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 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   On this day in history harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer  

Apr 11   Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40 in the year 1881.  

Apr 11   In the year 1881 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 in the year 1881.  

Apr 16   On this day in history edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46)  

Apr 16   George William Martin, composer, dies at 56 in the year 1881.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer was born in the year 1881.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)  

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

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   In the year 1881 death of louis Auguste Blanqui, French political activist (b. 1805)  

Jan 21   On this day in history 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   Jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

Feb 02   On this day in history aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59  

Feb 05   On this day in history 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   Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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