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Historical Events In 1855

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Feb 25   In the year 1855 george Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)  

Mar 02   Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

Mar 02   On this day in history nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58  

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

Mar 03   Registration of letters authorized by Congress in the year 1855.  

Mar 06   Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet on this day in history.  

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

Mar 08   A train crosses first US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls on this day in history.  

Mar 08   A train passed over the first railway suspension bridge -- at Niagara Falls, NY in the year 1855.  

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

Mar 12   On this day in history john White, composer  

Mar 13   In the year 1855 percival "Percy" Lowell, US astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto)  

Mar 13   In the year 1855 the birth of Percival Lowell, American astronomer  

Mar 15   Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine in the year 1855.  

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

Mar 17   Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1855.  

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 in the year 1855.  

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

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

Mar 24   Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston KS in the year 1855.  

Mar 27   In the year 1855 abraham Gesner patents kerosene  

Mar 27   Abraham Gesner patents kerosene (can jet fuel be far behind?) in the year 1855.  

Mar 31   Charlotte Bronte, English author (Jane Eyre), dies at 38 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 09   On this day in history gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet  

Apr 18   In the year 1855 abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen)  

Apr 18   In the year 1855 jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter, dies  

Apr 19   R Luther discovers asteroid #35 Leukothea on this day in history.  

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

Apr 21   In the year 1855 first train crosses Miss River's first bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia  

Apr 24   Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75 in the year 1855.  

Apr 26   Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy on this day in history.  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1855

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 03   In the year 1855 birth of hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914)  

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

Jan 10   Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 20   Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 21   John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer was born in the year 1855.  

Jan 22   Ernst Kullak, composer was born in the year 1855.  

Jan 23   John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1855

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779) died in the year 1855.  

Jan 10   Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 26   GĂ©rard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808) died in the year 1855.  

Feb 06   Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1791) died on this day in history.  

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

Feb 23   Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies on this day in history.  

Mar 02   Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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