What Happened on January 1, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • John Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)
  • Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)
  • William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)