On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1879

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestE. M. Forster

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)
1879 Highlights

About January 1, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 7 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn