What Happened on January 1, 1879

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

Famous Birthdays

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster (1879-1970)

English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex

  • Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory), born in Eaux-Vives, Switzerland (d. 1940)
  • Ernest Jones, Welsh psychoanalyst (biographer of Freud - Life & Work of Sigmund Freud),born in Gowerton, Wales (d. 1958)
  • William Fox [Wilhem Fuchs], Hungarian-American movie theater pioneer and film producer (Fox Film Corporation), born in Tolcsva, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1952)
Born in 1879
1879 Highlights

About January 1, 1879

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 144 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn