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Historical Events In 1856

Thursday, 17 January 2019

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

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

May 20   Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter on this day in history.  

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

May 21   Lawrence KS captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces on this day in history.  

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

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

May 24   In the year 1856 pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas  

May 26   In the year 1856 george Templeton Strong, composer  

May 27   Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning on this day in history.  

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

Jun 14   Andrey Markov, Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain) in the year 1856.  

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   Republican Party opens its first national convention in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers)  

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

Jul 09   On this day in history daniel Guggenheim, US (Guggenheim Museum)  

Jul 10   Nikola Tesla, Croatian physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil in the year 1856.  

Jul 15   Margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1856 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   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   Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history 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   In the year 1856 pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67  

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

Jan 12   On this day in history 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   In the year 1856 thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41  

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

Feb 08   Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773) died in the year 1856.  

Feb 17   Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris on this day in history.  

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