1879 in the United States

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1879 in the United States
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Events from the year 1879 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

December 31: Edison demonstrates his light bulb.

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • February 3 – Guy Gillette, United States Senator from Iowa from 1936 till 1945. (died 1973)
  • February 12 – George McGill, United States Senator from Kansas from 1930 till 1939. (died 1963)
  • May 3 – Clyde L. Herring, United States Senator from Iowa from 1937 till 1943. (died 1945)
  • August 2 – James M. Tunnell, United States Senator from Delaware from 1941 till 1947. (died 1957)
  • August 27 – Otis F. Glenn, United States Senator from Illinois from 1928 till 1933. (died 1959)
  • November 28 – Guy V. Howard, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1936 till 1937. (died 1954)
  • December 15 – Bert H. Miller, United States Senator from Idaho in 1949. (died 1949)
  • December 26 – Christie Benet, United States Senator from South Carolina in 1918. (died 1951)

Deaths[edit]

  • March 16 – George Goldthwaite, United States Senator from Alabama from 1871 till 1877. (born 1809)
  • June 1 – James Shields, United States Senator from Illinois from 1849 till 1855, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1858 till 1859 and United States Senator from Missouri in 1879. (born 1810)
  • July 11 – William Allen, United States Senator from Ohio from 1837 till 1849. (born 1803)
  • July 26 – Robert Ward Johnson, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1862 till 1865. (born 1814)
  • September 30 – Francis Gillette, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1854 till 1855. (born 1807)
  • November 1 – Zachariah Chandler, United States Senator from Michigan from 1857 till 1875 and in 1879. (born 1813)
  • October 31 – Joseph Hooker, General in the Union Army during American Civil War (born 1814)
  • December 31 – George S. Houston, Governor of Alabama from 1874 till 1878 and United States Senator from Alabama in 1879. (born 1811)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography of Mary Baker Eddy". ChristianScience.com. 

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