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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  

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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   In the year 1881 birth of vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)  

Jan 05   Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer was born in the year 1881.  

Jan 08   In the year 1881 birth of henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)  

Jan 09   Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo) was born in the year 1881.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802) died in the year 1881.  

Jan 25   Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794) died in the year 1881.  

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 in the year 1881.  

Feb 06   Pieter Mijer, Gov-Gen of Neth Indies (1866-72), dies at 68 in the year 1881.  

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

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