1879

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1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1879th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 879th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 19th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1870s decade. As of the start of 1879, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

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October 22 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric light bulb

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Hortense Allart

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kohn, George C., ed. (2006). "Pacific, War of the". Dictionary of Wars. Infobase Publishing. p. 389. 
  2. ^ "El Partido Socialista se fundó en 1879". PSOE. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  3. ^ ja:靖国神社#歴史(Japanese language) Retrieved January 7, 2017
  4. ^ ja:招魂社(Japanese language) Retrieved January 7, 2017
  5. ^ "SS Rotomahana". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  6. ^ "S/S Buenos Ayrean, Allan Line". Norway Heritage. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  7. ^ a b c Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 303–04. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  8. ^ Commercially published in 1880 by D. Appleton & Company, New York.
  9. ^ Steiner, Rudolf (1994) [1917]. Bamford, Christopher, ed. The Archangel Michael. Hudson, New York: Anthroposophic Press. ISBN 0-88010-378-7. 
  10. ^ Usher, Abbott Payson (1954). A History of Mechanical Inventions. Courier Dover Publications. p. 402. 
  11. ^ Schwarzlose, Richard A. (1990). The Nation's Newsbrokers: The Rush to Institution: From 1865 to 1920. Northwestern University Press. p. 84. 
  12. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 

Further reading and year books[edit]

  • Appletons' annual cyclopædia and register of important events of the year 1879 online