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What Happened on January 11, 1879

Historical Events


Declaration of WarAnglo-Zulu War

Anglo-Zulu War begins as British Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand in South Africa

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Napoleon, Prince Imperial, head of the House of Bonaparte, is killed during the Anglo-Zulu War
Napoleon, Prince Imperial, head of the House of Bonaparte, is killed during the Anglo-Zulu War
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Famous Birthdays

  • Antonio Beltramelli, writer
1879 Highlights

About January 11, 1879

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 141 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn