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Historical Events In 1856

Thursday, 21 October 2021

May 15   In the year 1856 2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized  

May 15   Lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz) on this day in history.  

May 19   In the year 1856 sen Charles Sumner, Mass, spoke out against slavery  

May 19   Senator Charles Sumner, Massachusetts, spoke out against slavery in the year 1856.  

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

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

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

May 22   In the year 1856 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   Pottawatomie Massacre took place in Kansas in the year 1856.  

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 in the year 1856.  

Jun 03   On this day in history 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   Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island on this day in history.  

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

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   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) in the year 1856.  

Jun 22   In the year 1856 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   Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 07   George Hearne, cricketer (brother of Frank & Alec, Test for England) in the year 1856.  

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

Jul 10   In the year 1856 nikola Tesla, Croatian physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 15   Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain) in the year 1856.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1856

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 06   Giuseppe Martucci, composer was born in the year 1856.  

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

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

Jan 09   Stevan Mokranjac, composer was born in the year 1856.  

Jan 11   Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 12   In the year 1856 birth of john Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)  

Jan 14   J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919) was born in the year 1856.  

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

Jan 11   In the year 1856 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   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   In the year 1856 death of agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773)  

Feb 17   Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris in the year 1856.  

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