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Historical Events In 1881

Sunday, 24 May 2020

May 17   Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Washington DC in the year 1881.  

May 17   On this day in history revised version of New Testament  

May 18   Georgi Atanasov, composer on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)  

May 21   American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton on this day in history.  

May 21   US Nation Lawn Tennis Association is formed on this day in history.  

May 23   On this day in history kit Carson, frontiersman, dies  

May 24   In the year 1881 canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London Ontario, 200 die  

May 24   On this day in history mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer  

May 24   Samuel Palmer, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

May 24   On this day in history the Canadian ferry Princess Victoria sinks near London, Ontario, killing 200 passengers  

May 25   The birth of Bela Bartok, Hungarian composer in the year 1881.  

May 27   9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40.5 on this day in history.  

May 27   Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer on this day in history.  

May 29   In the year 1881 frederik Septimus Kelly, composer  

Jun 01   Bell Phone opens 1st Dutch telephone exchange in the year 1881.  

Jun 01   In the year 1881 cholera in Egypt  

Jun 01   Fifth cholera pandemic in India, Germany killing 9,000+ people in the year 1881.  

Jun 02   On this day in history haarlem-Zandvoort Railway opens  

Jun 03   On this day in history japanese giant salamander, dies in Dutch zoo at 55; oldest amphibian  

Jun 04   On this day in history clara Blandick, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer)  

Jun 06   Henry Vieuxtemps, Belgian composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Jun 07   On this day in history 15th Belmont: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47  

Jun 08   On this day in history prospero Bisquertt, composer  

Jun 12   Juan de Hernandez, composer on this day in history.  

Jun 13   In the year 1881 the USS Jeannette is crushed in an Arctic Ocean ice pack.  

Jun 14   Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass) in the year 1881.  

Jun 14   Player piano patented by John McTammany, Jr, Cambridge, Mass in the year 1881.  

Jun 16   Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty on this day in history.  

Jun 18   In the year 1881 eduard C "Edo" Fimmen, Dutch labor leader  

Jun 19   Muhammad Ahmad becomes Mahdi of Sudan in the year 1881.  

Jun 24   200 drown as train runs off bridge near Cuautla Mexico in the year 1881.  

Jun 29   In the year 1881 pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Diuturnum illud  

Jun 30   On this day in history henry Highland Garnet, named minister to Liberia  

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Famous Birthdays In 1881

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)  

Jan 01   Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925) was born in the year 1881.  

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   On this day in history birth of lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)  

Jan 09   Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904) was born in the year 1881.  

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   Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1802) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 30   In the year 1881 jaak Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer, dies at 58  

Feb 02   On this day in history 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 in the year 1881.  

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

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