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Historical Events Happened In 1856

Sunday, 20 April 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   Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 29   On this day in history victoria Cross established to acknowledge bravery by the British Government  

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   Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves) on this day in history.  

Feb 15   On this day in history frank Harris, Galway England, writer  

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

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

Feb 18   On this day in history american (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy  

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

Feb 19   On this day in history tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio  

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   On this day in history hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam)  

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

Feb 22   On this day in history first national meeting of the Republican Party (Pittsburgh)  

Feb 25   Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876] on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 24   On this day in history death of rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)  

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

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