On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1879

Historical Events

Music History

Johannes Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Armen Tigran Tigranyan, Armenian music composer and conductor, born in Alexandropol, Armenia (d. 1950)
  • Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (Schwanenweiß), born in Freiburg im Breisgau (d. 1950)
1879 Highlights

About December 26, 1879

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 142 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn