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Historical Events In 1856

Saturday, 10 April 2021

May 15   On this day in history 2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized  

May 15   In the year 1856 lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz)  

May 19   On this day in history sen Charles Sumner, Mass, spoke out against slavery  

May 19   On this day in history senator Charles Sumner, Massachusetts, spoke out against slavery  

May 20   In the year 1856 henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter  

May 21   On this day in history lawrence Kansas captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces  

May 21   In the year 1856 lawrence KS captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces  

May 22   Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner on this day in history.  

May 22   Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks used a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner in the year 1856.  

May 24   Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas on this day in history.  

May 26   On this day in history george Templeton Strong, composer  

May 27   On this day in history doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning  

Jun 03   Cullen Whipple patents screw machine in the year 1856.  

Jun 03   In the year 1856 opening of Windsor Branch Railway from Windsor to Windsor Jc., N.S. by Nova Scotia government. This was the oldest constituent of the Dominion Atlantic Railway.  

Jun 08   Natalia Janotha, composer on this day in history.  

Jun 08   On this day in history pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island  

Jun 09   500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts on this day in history.  

Jun 11   In the year 1856 friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76  

Jun 14   In the year 1856 andrey Markov, Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain)  

Jun 15   On this day in history david Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73  

Jun 17   In the year 1856 republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia  

Jun 17   In the year 1856 republican Party opens its first national convention in Philadelphia  

Jun 19   In the year 1856 elbert Hubbard, US, editor/publisher/author (Message to Garcia)  

Jun 22   Henry Rider Haggard, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn) in the year 1856.  

Jun 30   Gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers) in the year 1856.  

Jul 04   Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64 in the year 1856.  

Jul 06   Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail/PTT in the year 1856.  

Jul 07   George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank & Alec, Test for England) on this day in history.  

Jul 09   Daniel Guggenheim, US (Guggenheim Museum) in the year 1856.  

Jul 10   Nikola Tesla, Croatian physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil on this day in history.  

Jul 15   On this day in history margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81  

Jul 15   In the year 1856 natal established as a British colony separate from Cape Colony  

Jul 15   Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony on this day in history.  

Jul 15   On this day in history owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1856

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 06   Giuseppe Martucci, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar) was born in the year 1856.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of stevan Mokranjac, composer  

Jan 11   Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer was born in the year 1856.  

Jan 12   John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1856 birth of j. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919)  

Jan 18   In the year 1856 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   In the year 1856 pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67  

Jan 11   Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23] on this day in history.  

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

Jan 16   On this day in history death of thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)  

Jan 17   Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1856 death of rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)  

Feb 08   On this day in history death of agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773)  

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

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