The year 1879 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1879 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1879 in World ⚡

Event__DateIncident/Event
23 MayRussian author Ivan Turgenef was awarded a doctorate in civil law by Oxford University. He was the first writer in the world to be given this honor.
22 OctoberAmerican explorer Thomas Edison made the first successful use of a high resistive carbon filament.
22 OctoberThe first sedition case under British rule was against the great revolutionary Basudev Balwani Phadke.
22 OctoberWorld's first car dealer showroom opens in London.
20 DecemberThomas Elva Edison performed the bright light.
10 FebruaryElectricity was used for lighting for the first time in the California theater in the US.
14 MarchThe rich Albert Einstein was born in a middle-class family in the city of Ulm, Germany.
11 JanuaryThe Anglo and Zulu War began.
25 FebruaryThe US Congress passed the first Timberland Conservation Act.
03 MarchThe first American female lawyer stepped into the US Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood)
08 AprilSelling of milk in glass bottles was first started.
31 MayThe first electric railway exhibition began at the Berlin Trades Exhibition.
26 JuneThe German company Linde was founded by Karl von Linde.
04 JulyAnglo-Zulu War; This war effectively ended with the British victory in the Battle of Ulundi.
12 AugustThe first National Archery Association tournament was set in Chicago.
23 SeptemberRichard Rhodes invented a listening machine called the audiophone.
12 OctoberBritish troops captured Kabul and Afghanistan.
04 NovemberAfrican American inventor Thomas Ilkins invented the fridge.
05 DecemberThe first automatic phone switching system was developed.
11 JanuaryBritish forces under Lord Chelmsford invaded Zululand without authorisation from the British Government, beginning the Anglo-Zulu War.
22 JanuaryAnglo-Zulu War-Zulu forces of King Cetshwayo fought to a decisive victory at the Battle of Isandlwana.
08 FebruaryEnraged by a controversial umpiring decision, cricket spectators looted and attacked the England cricket team during a match in Sydney, Australia.
08 FebruaryAt a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute, engineer and inventor Sandford Fleming first proposed the adoption of worldwide standard time zones based on a single universal world time.
11 MarchSho Tai, the last king of the Ryukyu Kingdom, abdicated whenthe kingdom was annexed by Japan and became Okinawa Prefecture.
23 MarchFighting in the War of the Pacific between Chile and Peru, the Bolivian Alliance opened with the Battle of Topper.
26 MayRussia and the United Kingdom signed a Gandam treaty for the establishment of an Afghan kingdom. The Treaty of Gandamak officially ended the first phase of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Afghanistan handed over various border areas to Britain to prevent attacks on the country's further areas.
01 JuneLouis was killed in action during the Napoleon Anglo-Zulu War, sending shock waves throughout Europe, as he was the last serious hope for the restoration of the Bona parts for the French throne.
01 JulyAmerican Egilist Charles Tease Russell published the first publication of The Watchtower, which is the most broadcast magazine in The World.
18 SeptemberIn the English seaside city Blackpool, Blackpool Illumination, which was presented as the 'biggest free light show' on Earth, was first performed.
22 OctoberThomas Edison conducted a successful test using carbofillament thread in a hot light bulb (picture), which would display the most successful version of the product.
21 DecemberThe controversial drama by Henrik Ibsen, a doll house, was met by the 19th -century marriage criteria, which was premiered in Denmark's Royal Theater Copenhagen.
28 DecemberThe Tai Rail Bridge, spread over the Fath of Tye in Scotlandbatten Dundi and Warmit, fell during a violent storm while passing through it, killing everyone.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1879 in India ⚡

Event__DateIncident/Event
01 JulyPostcards were introduced in India.
13 FebruaryOne of the important national leaders of India, Sarojini Naidu was born.
13 JuneIndian revolutionary Ganesh Damodar Savarkar was born. Ganesh Damodar Savarkar, also known as Babrao Savarkar, was an Indian freedom fighter, nationalist and founder of Abhinav Bharat Society. He was a symbol of valor which is unknown and untrue. He led an armed movement against the British colonial government in India, as a result he was sentenced to transport for life.

Famous People's Birthdays in 1879 😀

BirthName/Category/Country
13 FebruarySarojini Naidu / Politician / India
13 FebruarySarojini Naidu / Poet / India
13 FebruarySarojini Naidu / Politician / India
13 FebruarySarojini Naidu / Writer / India
13 JanuarySarojini Naidu / Poet / India
17 SeptemberPeriyar E. V. Ramasamy / Politician / India
30 DecemberRamana Maharshi / Philosopher / India

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