On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1879

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

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? 142 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn