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Historical Events In 1855

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Nov 07   Edwin H Hall, US physicist (Hall effect) on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Josiah Royce, US, philosopher (conception of God) on this day in history.  

Nov 13   Daniel F Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist/banker in the year 1855.  

Nov 17   David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe on this day in history.  

Nov 19   Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883) in the year 1855.  

Nov 26   On this day in history adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56  

Nov 30   On this day in history marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of Agriculture/Finance  

Dec 03   The Great Western Railway "branch" between Hamilton and Toronto is opened to traffic on this day in history.  

Dec 11   In the year 1855 julian Edwards, composer  

Dec 23   Alan Gray, composer in the year 1855.  

Dec 25   James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884 on this day in history.  

Dec 25   On this day in history soldiers of the Royal Canadian Rifles at the Tête du Pont barracks clear ice from Lake Ontario and use field hockey sticks and lacrosse balls to play what is reputed to be the first game of ice hockey  

Dec 26   On this day in history arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer  

Dec 27   In the year 1855 paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist  

Dec 30   In the year 1855 heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)  

Dec 31   On this day in history giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet  

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

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

Jan 15   Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889) was born in the year 1855.  

Jan 20   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1855 mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67  

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

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