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1879 Calendar

1879 Calendar

January
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
February
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728 
March
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
April
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
May
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
June
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
July
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
August
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
September
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
October
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
November
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
December
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

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1879 Historical Event(s)

  •  January 11, 1879 – The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  •  January 22, 1879 – Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana – Zulu troops defeat British troops.
  •  February 22, 1879 – In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
  •  May 21, 1879 – War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.
  •  July 1, 1879 – Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
  •  July 8, 1879 – Sailing ship USS Jeannette (1878) departs San Francisco carrying an ill-fated expedition to the North Pole.
  •  August 7, 1879 – The opening of the Poor Man’s Palace in Manchester.
  •  October 8, 1879 – War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
  •  December 21, 1879 – World première of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen.
  •  December 28, 1879 – The Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passes over it, killing 75.

Who Were Born On 1879?

  •  January 3, 1879 – Grace Coolidge, First Lady of the United States (d. 1957)
  •  February 13, 1879 – Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1949)
  •  February 22, 1879 – Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Danish physical chemist (d. 1947)
  •  March 4, 1879 – Josip Murn Aleksandrov, Slovenian poet (d. 1901)
  •  June 5, 1879 – René Pottier, French cyclist (d. 1907)
  •  July 5, 1879 – Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (d. 1959)
  •  August 31, 1879 – Emperor Taishō of Japan (d. 1926)
  •  October 7, 1879 – Joe Hill, American Labor Activist and Poet (d. 1915)
  •  November 7, 1879 – Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary (d. 1940)
  •  December 24, 1879 – Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, Queen Consort to Christian X (d. 1952)