Today in History for April 1879

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 5

5th - Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.
8th - Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers
8th - Milk was sold in glass bottles for 1st time
18th - Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins
20th - 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 15

4th - Gabriel Groulez, composer
9th - Gerald Festus Kelly, artist
11th - Leendert Round, Dutch sculptor (entrance Rotterdam Zoo)
12th - Frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children's book week
13th - Edward Bruce, Director art projects (d. 1943)
14th - James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
15th - Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)
19th - Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz)
20th - Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)
20th - Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)
21st - Kartini, Indonesian national figure (d. 1904)
26th - Owen Williams Richardson, England, physicist (Nobel 1928)
28th - Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher
28th - Franz Arnold, writer
29th - Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 4

4th - Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (b. 1803)
9th - Ernst Friedrich Richter, composer, dies at 70
16th - Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France
18th - Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies

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