Historical Events In 1881
Thursday, 23 January 2020
Mar 13 In the year 1881 balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer
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 In the year 1881 emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42
Mar 16 Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts on this day in history.
Mar 16 Modest P Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 on this day in history.
Mar 17 In the year 1881 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 On this day in history oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)
Mar 21 Hermann Sandby, composer in the year 1881.
Mar 23 In the year 1881 boers & Britain sign peace accord; end 1st Boer war
Mar 23 Boers & Britain sign peace accord; end first Boer war on this day in history.
Mar 23 On this day in history gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die
Mar 23 On this day in history hermann Staudinger, Germany, chemist/plastics researcher (Nobel '53)
Mar 23 Nikolay Rubinstein, composer, dies at 45 in the year 1881.
Mar 24 In the year 1881 friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69
Mar 25 On this day in history 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 in the year 1881.
Mar 28 Greatest Show On Earth was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey in the year 1881.
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 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 Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls) in the year 1881.
Apr 05 In the year 1881 transvaal regains independence under British suzerainty
Apr 07 On this day in history pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65
Apr 08 Fernand Lamy, composer in the year 1881.
Apr 11 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer on this day in history.
Apr 11 Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40 in the year 1881.
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 On this day in history the Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.
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