Historical Events In 1881
Saturday, 15 August 2020
Feb 07 In the year 1881 fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73
Feb 09 Feodor M Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59 in the year 1881.
Feb 10 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris on this day in history.
Feb 13 Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin) on this day in history.
Feb 13 In the year 1881 the feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.
Feb 14 On this day in history otto Selz, German psychologist
Feb 15 In the year 1881 canadian Pacific Railway Act receives the Royal Assent. A Royal Charter pursuant to the Act was granted on February 16th - this incorporated the company. The principal terms provided for the payment to the railway of a subsidy of $25,000,000 and 25,000,000 acres of land, plus the railways (Port Arthur-Selkirk-Winnipeg-Emerson and Port Moody-Savona) already contracted for by the government, upon their completion.
Feb 16 In the year 1881 in Montreal Quebec George Stephen signs charter and incorporates Canadian Pacific Railway and in 2001 the company said it will break up into it's parts
Feb 16 On this day in history maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
Feb 19 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle) on this day in history.
Feb 19 In the year 1881 kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
Feb 19 On this day in history kansas becomes first state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
Feb 20 In the year 1881 pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
Feb 21 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player on this day in history.
Feb 23 Titus [Anno S] Brandsma, Dutch philosopher on this day in history.
Feb 24 De Lesseps' Co begins work on Panama Canal on this day in history.
Feb 24 De Lesseps' Company begins work on Panama Canal on this day in history.
Feb 25 On this day in history william Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
Feb 26 -27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill in the year 1881.
Feb 26 In the year 1881 natal British troops under General-Major Colley occupy Majuba Hill
Feb 26 In the year 1881 sS Ceylon begins first round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
Feb 27 Battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley in the year 1881.
Feb 27 Battle at Amajuba, South Africa Boers vs British army under General Colley on this day in history.
Feb 27 George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46 on this day in history.
Feb 27 In the year 1881 luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
Mar 04 In the year 1881 california becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
Mar 04 On this day in history california becomes first state to pass plant quarantine legislation
Mar 04 In the year 1881 holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", first case together
Mar 04 James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th President in the year 1881.
Mar 04 On this day in history south African President Kruger accepts ceasefire
Mar 09 Enver Pasja, Turkish general/politician on this day in history.
Mar 12 Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain in the year 1881.
Mar 12 On this day in history daniel Webster Hoan, Wisc (Mayor-Socialist-Milwaukee)
Mar 13 Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62 in the year 1881.