1879

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1879 was the eighth year after the founding of the City of Birmingham.

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In 1879, the Anglo-Zulu War was fought. Frank Woolworth opened his first Woolworth's store. Saccharin was discovered. Thomas Edison demonstrated his first practical electric light bulb.

Notable books published in 1879 included Beau Nash by William Harrison Ainsworth and The Begum's Fortune by Jules Verne. Notable music composed in 1879 included "O Dem Golden Slippers" by James A. Bland and musical The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan.

Notable births in 1879 included writer E. M. Forster, physicist Albert Einstein, politician Nancy Astor, actress Ethel Barrymore, poet Wallace Stevens, humorist Will Rogers, Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, playwright Charles Goddard, and artist Paul Klee. Notable deaths in 1879 included caricaturist and painter Honoré Daumier, Confederate general John Bell Hood, general Joseph Hooker, and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.

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