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Historical Events In 1856

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

May 15   2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized in the year 1856.  

May 15   Lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz) in the year 1856.  

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

May 19   Senator Charles Sumner, Massachusetts, spoke out against slavery on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1856 violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks used a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner  

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

May 26   George Templeton Strong, composer in the year 1856.  

May 27   In the year 1856 doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning  

Jun 03   Cullen Whipple patents screw machine on this day in history.  

Jun 03   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 on this day in history.  

Jun 08   On this day in history natalia Janotha, composer  

Jun 08   Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island on this day in history.  

Jun 09   500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts in the year 1856.  

Jun 11   Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Jun 14   On this day in history andrey Markov, Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain)  

Jun 15   David Cox, English painter (Treatise on Landscape Paint), dies at 73 in the year 1856.  

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

Jun 17   On this day in history republican Party opens its first national convention in Philadelphia  

Jun 19   Elbert Hubbard, US, editor/publisher/author (Message to Garcia) on this day in history.  

Jun 22   On this day in history henry Rider Haggard, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn)  

Jun 30   Gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers) on this day in history.  

Jul 04   In the year 1856 istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64  

Jul 06   Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail/PTT on this day in history.  

Jul 07   In the year 1856 george Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank & Alec, Test for England)  

Jul 09   In the year 1856 daniel Guggenheim, US (Guggenheim Museum)  

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

Jul 15   In the year 1856 margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81  

Jul 15   Natal established as a British colony separate from Cape Colony in the year 1856.  

Jul 15   On this day in history natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony  

Jul 15   Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain) on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1856 birth of christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer  

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   Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1856

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 05   On this day in history pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67  

Jan 11   Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23] in the year 1856.  

Jan 12   On this day in history death of Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815)  

Jan 16   In the year 1856 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   Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775) died on this day in history.  

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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