January 1, 1879 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

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)