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Historical Events In 1855

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Feb 25   On this day in history 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   Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use in the year 1855.  

Mar 03   Registration of letters authorized by Congress on this day in history.  

Mar 06   On this day in history gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet  

Mar 08   On this day in history 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls  

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

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

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   John White, composer in the year 1855.  

Mar 13   Percival "Percy" Lowell, US astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto) in the year 1855.  

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

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

Mar 15   In the year 1855 louisiana establishes first health board to regulate quarantine  

Mar 17   In the year 1855 ramon Carnicer y Batlle, composer, dies at 65  

Mar 19   In the year 1855 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.  

Mar 24   Andrew W Mellon, founder (Mellon Bank)/US Sec of Treasury on this day in history.  

Mar 24   On this day in history manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas  

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

Mar 27   Abraham Gesner patents kerosene on this day in history.  

Mar 27   In the year 1855 abraham Gesner patents kerosene (can jet fuel be far behind?)  

Mar 31   Charlotte Bronte, English author (Jane Eyre), dies at 38 in the year 1855.  

Apr 06   In the year 1855 j Chacornac discovers asteroid #34 Circe  

Apr 09   Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1855.  

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   On this day in history birth of hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914)  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1855 birth of peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People)  

Jan 15   In the year 1855 birth of jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)  

Jan 20   In the year 1855 birth of amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer  

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

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of ernst Kullak, composer  

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   In the year 1855 death of giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)  

Jan 10   On this day in history mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67  

Jan 25   In the year 1855 dorothy Wordsworth, writer, dies at 83  

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 in the year 1855.  

Feb 20   Joseph Hume, social reformer, dies on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1855.  

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