Historical Events In 1881
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Mar 13 In the year 1881 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 Emory Upton, US Union gen-maj (Selma), commits suicide at 42 in the year 1881.
Mar 16 In the year 1881 barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
Mar 16 In the year 1881 modest P Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42
Mar 17 In the year 1881 kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)
Mar 18 In the year 1881 barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth opens (MSG)
Mar 18 In the year 1881 oliver Seibert, hall of fame hockey player (elected 1963)
Mar 21 On this day in history hermann Sandby, composer
Mar 23 On this day in history 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 In the year 1881 gas lamp sets fire to Nice France opera house; 70 die
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 In the year 1881 friedrich Hecker, German revolutionary republic politician, dies at 69
Mar 25 BĂ©la Bartok, Hungary, composer/pianist (Concerto for Orchestra) in the year 1881.
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 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] on this day in history.
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 In the year 1881 pierre Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsican MP, dies at 65
Apr 08 Fernand Lamy, composer on this day in history.
Apr 11 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer in the year 1881.
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 in the year 1881.
Apr 14 On this day in history 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 Edward Frederick Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax/ambassador to US (1940-46) on this day in history.
Apr 16 In the year 1881 george William Martin, composer, dies at 56