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Historical Events In 1856

Monday, 17 February 2020

Sep 23   On this day in history william Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)  

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

Sep 28   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

Oct 19   James Kelly & Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne on this day in history.  

Oct 20   In the year 1856 arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens  

Oct 24   In the year 1856 constitution of South Australia adopted  

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   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 28   Franz Xavier Arens, composer in the year 1856.  

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

Nov 03   On this day in history a British fleet bombs Canton.  

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

Nov 06   On this day in history nicholas Nikolajevitsj, ruler of Russia  

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

Nov 13   On this day in history louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)  

Nov 16   On this day in history amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens  

Nov 17   On this day in history 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.  

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

Nov 20   Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81 in the year 1856.  

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   On this day in history alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer  

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

Dec 02   Robert Kajanus, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 09   The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces on this day in history.  

Dec 11   On this day in history georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist  

Dec 18   Joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906) on this day in history.  

Dec 22   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of giuseppe Martucci, composer  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)  

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

Jan 16   In the year 1856 death of thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)  

Jan 17   In the year 1856 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   On this day in history death of agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773)  

Feb 17   On this day in history heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris  

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