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Historical Events Happened In 1856

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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

Jan 06   On this day in history giuseppe Martucci, composer  

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

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

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

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

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

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   On this day in history battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers &Indians  

Jan 29   Victoria Cross established to acknowledge bravery on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier OH  

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

Feb 20   John Rutledge, Liverpool-New York steamer, hits iceberg; many die on this day in history.  

Feb 20   John Rutledge, Liverpool-NY steamer, hits iceberg; many die on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history birth of giuseppe Martucci, composer  

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

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

Jan 09   Stevan Mokranjac, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history birth of john Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)  

Jan 14   J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation)  

Famous Deaths In 1856

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

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

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

Jan 16   Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795) died on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history death of agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773)  

Feb 17   On this day in history heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris