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Historical Events In 1855

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Feb 25   George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888) on this day in history.  

Mar 02   On this day in history aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia  

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

Mar 03   Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use on this day in history.  

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

Mar 08   In the year 1855 a train crosses first US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls  

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

Mar 08   In the year 1855 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   On this day in history percival "Percy" Lowell, US astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto)  

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

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

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

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

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   On this day in history andrew W Mellon, founder (Mellon Bank)/US Sec of Treasury  

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

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

Mar 27   Abraham Gesner patents kerosene in the year 1855.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 06   J Chacornac discovers asteroid #34 Circe on this day in history.  

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

Apr 18   Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Jan Steen) on this day in history.  

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

Apr 19   R Luther discovers asteroid #35 Leukothea in the year 1855.  

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

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

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   1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston in the year 1855.  

Apr 28   First veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of king Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)  

Jan 10   Peter J Blok, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch People) was born in the year 1855.  

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

Jan 23   John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926) was born in the year 1855.  

Famous Deaths In 1855

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 06   On this day in history death of giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)  

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

Jan 25   On this day in history dorothy Wordsworth, writer, dies at 83  

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

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

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

Feb 23   In the year 1855 carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies  

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

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