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Historical Events Happened In 1856

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Jan 05   Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Giuseppe Martucci, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs CA  

Jan 08   Dr John A Veatch discovers borax, Tuscan Springs, Calif on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Dr. John Veatch discovers Borax (hydrated sodium borate), still popular as a hand and laundry cleaner in the 1950s and 1960s on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)  

Jan 11   On this day in history christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer  

Jan 11   On this day in history nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]  

Jan 12   John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters) on this day in history.  

Jan 12   The birth of John Singer Sargent, American painter on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation) on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history steamer Pacific lost  

Jan 25   Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers & Indians on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers &Indians on this day in history.  

Jan 29   On this day in history victoria Cross established to acknowledge bravery  

Jan 29   Victoria Cross established to acknowledge bravery by the British Government on this day in history.  

Feb 01   On this day in history auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.  

Feb 02   Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history otto Brahm, German critic/founder (Neue Deutsche Rundschau)  

Feb 07   The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the first piece of legislation (the Electoral Act of 1856) anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot on this day in history.  

Feb 14   On this day in history frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)  

Feb 15   Frank Harris, Galway England, writer on this day in history.  

Feb 16   Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam) on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris on this day in history.  

Feb 18   American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier OH on this day in history.  

Feb 19   Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio on this day in history.  

Feb 20   On this day in history john Rutledge, Liverpool-New York steamer, hits iceberg; many die  

Feb 20   On this day in history john Rutledge, Liverpool-NY steamer, hits iceberg; many die  

Feb 21   Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam) on this day in history.  

Feb 22   On this day in history 1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)  

Feb 22   First national meeting of the Republican Party (Pittsburgh) on this day in history.  

Feb 25   On this day in history charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]  

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Famous Birthdays In 1856

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 06   Giuseppe Martucci, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of stevan Mokranjac, composer  

Jan 11   Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 12   John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history birth of j. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919)  

Jan 18   Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1856

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 05   On this day in history pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67  

Jan 11   Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23] on this day in history.  

Jan 12   Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815) died on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history death of thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)  

Jan 17   Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775) died on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773) died on this day in history.  

Feb 17   Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris on this day in history.