Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1879 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1879
MDCCCLXXIX
Ab urbe condita2632
Armenian calendar1328
ԹՎ ՌՅԻԸ
Assyrian calendar6629
Bahá'í calendar35–36
Balinese saka calendar1800–1801
Bengali calendar1286
Berber calendar2829
British Regnal year42 Vict. 1 – 43 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2423
Burmese calendar1241
Byzantine calendar7387–7388
Chinese calendar戊寅(Earth Tiger)
4575 or 4515
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
4576 or 4516
Coptic calendar1595–1596
Discordian calendar3045
Ethiopian calendar1871–1872
Hebrew calendar5639–5640
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1935–1936
 - Shaka Samvat1800–1801
 - Kali Yuga4979–4980
Holocene calendar11879
Igbo calendar879–880
Iranian calendar1257–1258
Islamic calendar1296–1297
Japanese calendarMeiji 12
(明治12年)
Javanese calendar1807–1808
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4212
Minguo calendar33 before ROC
民前33年
Nanakshahi calendar411
Thai solar calendar2421–2422
Tibetan calendar阳土虎年
(male Earth-Tiger)
2005 or 1624 or 852
    — to —
阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
2006 or 1625 or 853

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.

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

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

Date unknown

Births

January–March

Grace Coolidge
Otto Hahn
Albert Einstein

April–June

Ahmad Nami
Kartini
Richárd Weisz
Georgia Ann Robinson

July–September

Joseph Wirth
Joseph Lyons

October–December

Max von Laue
Leon Trotsky
Paul Klee
Prudencia Grifell

Date unknown

Deaths

January–June

Heinrich Geissler
Saint Bernadette Soubirous
Sarah Hale

July–December

James Clerk Maxwell
Louisa McCord

Date unknown

References

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  14. ^ Kotkan synty ja kasvu (in Finnish)
  15. ^ City of Kotka – Kotka Wooden Boat Fair
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