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Historical Events In 1856

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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

May 21   Lawrence Kansas captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces in the year 1856.  

May 21   Lawrence KS captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces in the year 1856.  

May 22   Violence in Senate, SC rep Brooks used a cane on Mass Sen Sumner in the year 1856.  

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   In the year 1856 george Templeton Strong, composer  

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

Jun 03   On this day in history cullen Whipple patents screw machine  

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 in the year 1856.  

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 in the year 1856.  

Jun 11   Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76 in the year 1856.  

Jun 14   Andrey Markov, Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain) on this day in history.  

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   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) on this day in history.  

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

Jul 04   On this day in history istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64  

Jul 06   In the year 1856 edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail/PTT  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1856 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   On this day in history birth of giuseppe Martucci, composer  

Jan 09   In the year 1856 birth of anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)  

Jan 09   In the year 1856 birth of lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer  

Jan 12   On this day in history birth of john Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)  

Jan 14   On this day in history 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   Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

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