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Historical Events In 1855

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Mar 02   Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58 in the year 1855.  

Mar 03   On this day in history congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use  

Mar 03   In the year 1855 registration of letters authorized by Congress  

Mar 06   Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet in the year 1855.  

Mar 08   1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls in the year 1855.  

Mar 08   A train crosses first US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls in the year 1855.  

Mar 08   On this day in history a train passed over the first railway suspension bridge -- at Niagara Falls, NY.  

Mar 08   The Niagara Suspension Bridge opens, linking Canada and the US; the world's first suspension bridge built to carry trains on this day in history.  

Mar 12   On this day in history john White, composer  

Mar 13   Percival "Percy" Lowell, US astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto) on this day in history.  

Mar 13   The birth of Percival Lowell, American astronomer in the year 1855.  

Mar 15   On this day in history louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine  

Mar 15   Louisiana establishes first health board to regulate quarantine in the year 1855.  

Mar 17   On this day in history ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer, dies at 65  

Mar 19   The vehicular suspension bridge across the Niagara Gorge (built in 1848) is strengthened for the passage of railway trains. The original wooden trusses were replaced by steel in 1880 on this day in history.  

Mar 24   In the year 1855 andrew W Mellon, founder (Mellon Bank)/US Sec of Treasury  

Mar 24   Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas on this day in history.  

Mar 24   In the year 1855 manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston KS  

Mar 27   On this day in history abraham Gesner patents kerosene  

Mar 27   Abraham Gesner patents kerosene (can jet fuel be far behind?) on this day in history.  

Mar 31   On this day in history charlotte Bronte, English author (Jane Eyre), dies at 38  

Apr 06   J Chacornac discovers asteroid #34 Circe in the year 1855.  

Apr 09   Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet in the year 1855.  

Apr 18   Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen) in the year 1855.  

Apr 18   On this day in history jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter, dies  

Apr 19   In the year 1855 r Luther discovers asteroid #35 Leukothea  

Apr 21   1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia on this day in history.  

Apr 21   First train crosses Miss River's first bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia on this day in history.  

Apr 24   On this day in history walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75  

Apr 26   On this day in history composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy  

Apr 28   On this day in history 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston  

Apr 28   First veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston in the year 1855.  

Apr 29   Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS] on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor, dies at 68 in the year 1855.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1855

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   Hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914) was born in the year 1855.  

Jan 05   King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor) was born in the year 1855.  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)  

Jan 15   On this day in history birth of jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)  

Jan 20   On this day in history birth of amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer  

Jan 21   On this day in history birth of john M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer  

Jan 22   Ernst Kullak, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history birth of john Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)  

Famous Deaths In 1855

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779) died on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67 in the year 1855.  

Jan 25   Dorothy Wordsworth, writer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   On this day in history death of gĂ©rard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)  

Feb 06   In the year 1855 death of josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791)  

Feb 20   Joseph Hume, social reformer, dies in the year 1855.  

Feb 23   On this day in history carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies  

Mar 02   Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58 in the year 1855.  

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