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Historical Events In 1855

Monday, 27 January 2020

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 in the year 1855.  

Nov 19   On this day in history billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883)  

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   On this day in history julian Edwards, composer  

Dec 23   On this day in history alan Gray, composer  

Dec 25   On this day in history james Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884  

Dec 25   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 in the year 1855.  

Dec 26   In the year 1855 arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer  

Dec 27   Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist on this day in history.  

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

Dec 31   Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet 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   On this day in history birth of king Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)  

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   Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer was born in the year 1855.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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