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Historical Events In 1856

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

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

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

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   Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter in the year 1856.  

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   In the year 1856 violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner  

May 22   Violence in Senate, South Carolina Representative Brooks used a cane on Massachusetts Senator Sumner on this day in history.  

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

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

May 27   Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning in the year 1856.  

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   On this day in history 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   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   Republican Party opens its 1st national convention in Philadelphia on this day in history.  

Jun 17   In the year 1856 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   In the year 1856 henry Rider Haggard, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn)  

Jun 30   On this day in history gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers)  

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

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   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 in the year 1856.  

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

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   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 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 in the year 1856.  

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   In the year 1856 nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]  

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

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

Jan 17   On this day in history thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer, dies at 41  

Jan 24   Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775) died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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