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Historical Events In 1856

Monday, 17 February 2020

Feb 29   Hostilities in Russo-Turkish War cease on this day in history.  

Mar 01   On this day in history florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw)  

Mar 05   On this day in history covent Garden Opera House destroyed in a fire  

Mar 05   Georgia becomes first state to regulate railroads on this day in history.  

Mar 07   Argentine & Brazilian sign a navigation pact on this day in history.  

Mar 07   Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne) in the year 1856.  

Mar 09   Sigma Alpha Epsilon is founded in the Johnston Mansion House on the University of Alabama on this day in history.  

Mar 16   E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince in the year 1856.  

Mar 20   Frederick Winslow Taylor, father of scientific management in the year 1856.  

Mar 25   A E Burnside patents Burnside carbine on this day in history.  

Mar 26   David Alfred Thomas, Glamorganshire UK, 1st Viscount Rhondda on this day in history.  

Mar 26   New South Wales' first first-class game, vs Victoria at Melbourne; New South Wales won in the year 1856.  

Mar 26   On this day in history nSW's 1st 1st-class game, v Victoria at Melbourne NSW won  

Mar 28   In the year 1856 pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer, dies at 76  

Mar 30   In the year 1856 russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War  

Apr 03   Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos on this day in history.  

Apr 05   Booker Taliaferro Washington, pioneer educator (1st black on US stamp) on this day in history.  

Apr 10   In the year 1856 the Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.  

Apr 11   On this day in history arthur Shrewsbury, cricketer (dominant England bat late 19th cent)  

Apr 11   In the year 1856 battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats Wm Walker's invading Nicaraguans  

Apr 12   William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen) on this day in history.  

Apr 18   On this day in history russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigns  

Apr 21   In the year 1856 the first rail train to pass over the mighty Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, IL made its journey across a newly completed bridge between the two rail centers.  

Apr 21   On this day in history the first railroad bridge across Mississippi completed  

Apr 22   In the year 1856 [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Two Orphans)  

Apr 24   Henri POBJ Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime) in the year 1856.  

Apr 29   Peace between England & Russia on this day in history.  

May 03   Adolfo Fumagalli, composer, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history robert Edwin Peary, US, arctic explorer (North Pole-Apr 6 1909)  

May 06   The birth of Robert Peary, American Artic explorer on this day in history.  

May 06   On this day in history the birth of Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychologist  

May 06   William Hamilton, metaphysicist, dies on this day in history.  

May 07   Argentine & Brazilian sign a navigation pact in the year 1856.  

May 13   Peter Henry Emerson, 1st to promote photography as an independent art in the year 1856.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1856

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 06   In the year 1856 birth of giuseppe Martucci, composer  

Jan 09   In the year 1856 birth of anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)  

Jan 09   Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears) was born in the year 1856.  

Jan 09   Stevan Mokranjac, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer  

Jan 12   John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters) was born in the year 1856.  

Jan 14   J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation)  

Famous Deaths In 1856

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 05   Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]  

Jan 12   In the year 1856 death of Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815)  

Jan 16   Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795) died in the year 1856.  

Jan 17   Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41 in the year 1856.  

Jan 24   On this day in history death of rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)  

Feb 08   Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773) died on this day in history.  

Feb 17   On this day in history heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris  

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