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Historical Events In 1856

Thursday, 17 June 2021

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

Sep 24   Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies on this day in history.  

Sep 28   Edward Herbert Thompson, Mass, archaeologist (Mayan civilization) in the year 1856.  

Sep 30   Andrejs Jurjans, composer on this day in history.  

Oct 07   Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history james Kelly & Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne  

Oct 20   Arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens in the year 1856.  

Oct 24   On this day in history constitution of South Australia adopted  

Oct 27   On this day in history 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   Franz Xavier Arens, composer in the year 1856.  

Oct 29   Carel SW van Hogendorp, colonial director, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1856 a British fleet bombs Canton.  

Nov 04   In the year 1856 james Buchanan elected US president  

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

Nov 07   In the year 1856 semyon Zonovyevich Alapin, Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878)  

Nov 13   Louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39) in the year 1856.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 17   William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77 in the year 1856.  

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 in the year 1856.  

Nov 25   On this day in history sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia)  

Nov 28   In the year 1856 alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer  

Nov 29   In the year 1856 theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German Chancellor/premier Prussia  

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   Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist on this day in history.  

Dec 18   Joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906) in the year 1856.  

Dec 22   In the year 1856 frank Kellogg, Sec of State (1925-29), try to outlaw war (Nobel 1929)  

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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   On this day in history birth of lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)  

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

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   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   Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815) died in the year 1856.  

Jan 16   Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795) died on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history 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 in the year 1856.  

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