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Historical Events In 1855

Friday, 22 November 2019

Nov 13   Daniel F Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist/banker on this day in history.  

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   Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883) on this day in history.  

Nov 26   Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56 on this day in history.  

Nov 30   Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of Agriculture/Finance on this day in history.  

Dec 03   In the year 1855 the Great Western Railway "branch" between Hamilton and Toronto is opened to traffic.  

Dec 11   Julian Edwards, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 23   On this day in history alan Gray, composer  

Dec 25   In the year 1855 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 on this day in history.  

Dec 26   Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer in the year 1855.  

Dec 27   On this day in history paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1855 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   Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 21   John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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   In the year 1855 death of gĂ©rard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)  

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

Feb 20   On this day in history joseph Hume, social reformer, dies  

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

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

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