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Historical Events In 1856

Friday, 22 March 2019

Sep 23   William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess) on this day in history.  

Sep 24   On this day in history henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies  

Sep 28   In the year 1856 edward Herbert Thompson, Mass, archaeologist (Mayan civilization)  

Sep 30   Andrejs Jurjans, composer in the year 1856.  

Oct 07   In the year 1856 cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers  

Oct 08   Chinese police board British vessel Arrow, arrest 12 Chinese crewmen on suspicion of piracy & lower Brit flag, begins 2nd Anglo-Chinese War in the year 1856.  

Oct 10   Michal Wielhorski, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1856.  

Oct 15   R G Nivelle, French military man in the year 1856.  

Oct 19   In the year 1856 james Kelly & Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne  

Oct 20   Arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens on this day in history.  

Oct 24   Constitution of South Australia adopted on this day in history.  

Oct 27   In the year 1856 the Grand Trunk Railway opens its broad gauge line throughout between Montreal and Toronto. It was opened in sections as follows Montreal to Brockville - November 19, 1855. Oshawa to Toronto - August 11, 1856. Brockville to Oshawa - October 27, 1856. The first through train, consisting of 3 first class and 3 second class coaches, ran from Montreal (Point St. Charles) to Toronto (Don Station) and a similar train made the journey in the opposite direction.Departure was at 07 00 from Montreal and 07 30 from Toronto. The trains passed in the vicinity of Kingston Junction where a stop of 30 minutes occurred for lunch.  

Oct 27   The Grand Trunk Railway opens its broad gauge line throughout between Montreal and Toronto. It was opened in sections as follows: Montreal to Brockville - November 19, 1855. Oshawa to Toronto - August 11, 1856. Brockville to Oshawa - October 27, 1856. The first through train, consisting of 3 first class and 3 second class coaches, ran from Montreal (Point St. Charles) to Toronto (Don Station) and a similar train made the journey in the opposite direction.Departure was at 07:00 from Montreal and 07:30 from Toronto. The trains passed in the vicinity of Kingston Junction where a stop of 30 minutes occurred for lunch in the year 1856.  

Oct 28   In the year 1856 franz Xavier Arens, composer  

Oct 29   Carel SW van Hogendorp, colonial director, dies at 68 in the year 1856.  

Nov 03   A British fleet bombs Canton on this day in history.  

Nov 04   James Buchanan elected US president on this day in history.  

Nov 06   In the year 1856 nicholas Nikolajevitsj, ruler of Russia  

Nov 07   On this day in history semyon Zonovyevich Alapin, Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878)  

Nov 13   In the year 1856 louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)  

Nov 16   In the year 1856 amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens  

Nov 17   On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase in the year 1856.  

Nov 17   In the year 1856 william Knyvett, composer, dies at 77  

Nov 20   CDR Andrew H. Foote lands at Canton, China, with 287 Sailors and Marines to stop attacks by Chinese on U.S. military and civilians on this day in history.  

Nov 20   In the year 1856 farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81  

Nov 22   Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th pres of Mormon church on this day in history.  

Nov 25   In the year 1856 sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia)  

Nov 28   Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer in the year 1856.  

Nov 29   Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German Chancellor/premier Prussia in the year 1856.  

Dec 02   In the year 1856 robert Kajanus, composer  

Dec 09   The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces in the year 1856.  

Dec 11   In the year 1856 georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist  

Dec 18   In the year 1856 joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)  

Dec 22   Frank Kellogg, Sec of State (1925-29), try to outlaw war (Nobel 1929) on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of stevan Mokranjac, composer  

Jan 11   On this day in history 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   J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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   Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23] on this day in history.  

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

Jan 24   Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir, Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775) died in the year 1856.  

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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