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1879
   winners of the FA Cup were   
Old Etonians
Old Etonians 1 Clapham Rovers 0
1879
   Wimbledon Men's Singles champion was   
John Hartley
1879
      
Anglo-Zulu War Started
In South Africa
1879
      
Thomas A. Edison Invented a Practical Electric Light
Edison didn't invent the light bulb. He refined existing designs to make the practical.
Albert Einstein
   was born on   
March 14, 1879
1879
   the winner was   
Lord Murphy
Charlie Shauer
1879
   the winner was   
Jamie Anderson
At St Andrews
1877 - 1879
   the Prime Minister was   
George Grey
Was a soldier, explorer, writer, Governor of South Australia, twice Governor of NZ and Governor of Cape Colony (South Africa)
1879 - 1882
   the Prime Minister was   
John Hall
Born Kingston upon Hull, England
1879
   Melbourne Cup winner was   
Darriwell
Jockey - S. Cracknell, Trainer - W. E. Dakin, Owner - W. Rawlinson, Time - 3.30.75
1879
      
The Irish National Land League Was Formed
It demands the 'Three F's', fair rent, fixity of tenure and free sale of land.
Zulu Dawn
   is   
The Zulu War, 1879
By Cy Endfield, 1979
Zulu Dawn
   features   
Zulu War, 1879
1879
      
Treaty of Gandamak
Ends the first phase of the Second Anglo-Afghan War.
1879
   is birth year of   
Respighi
Ottorino, d. 1936
1879
   Preakness Stakes winner was   
Harold
Lloyd Hughes on board -- Trainer R. Wyndham Walden -- George L. Lorillard -- 2:40.50
1879
   winner was   
Spendthrift
George Evans up, Trainer: Thomas Puryear, Owner: James R. Keene -- 2:42.75
1879
   was won by   
Jupiter Tonans
S.F. Lee-Barber
1879
   saw the   
Battle of Isandlwana
Opening major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War; British humiliated
1879
   was the year of the   
Battle of Isandlwana
Opening major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War; British humiliated by 20,000 Zulu's attacking 1,500 troops
St. Bernadette Soubirous
   lifespan was   
1844-1879
Catholic saint of Lourdes
Jacques Offenbach
   composed   
La Fille Du Tambour-major (1879)
The Drum-Major's Daughter
Albert Einstein
   lifespan was   
1879-1955
German-born theoretical physicist, best known for his theory of relativity
Dennis Joseph Brouthers (1879-96)
   had the nickname   
"Big Dan"
Edmond Audran
   composed   
Les Noces D'Olivette (1879)
Olivette's Wedding






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