What Happened on August 31, 1879

Famous Birthdays

  • Alma Schindler Mahler, Viennese composer and wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, Russian composer and ethno-musicologist, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1949)
  • Yoshihito [Taishō], 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), born in Akasaka Palace, Tokyo City, Japan (d. 1926)

Famous Deaths

  • William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies
1879 Highlights

About August 31, 1879

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 143 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo