Historical Events in April 1879

  • Apr 5 Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
  • Apr 8 Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French and British ministers
  • Apr 8 Milk sold in glass bottles for 1st time
  • Apr 18 Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins
  • Apr 20 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus
  • Apr 26 National Park (later renamed Royal National Park) established south of Sydney, Australia. World's second-oldest national park.