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Historical Events In 1856

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Sep 23   William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess) in the year 1856.  

Sep 24   Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies in the year 1856.  

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

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

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   On this day in history r G Nivelle, French military man  

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 24   In the year 1856 constitution of South Australia adopted  

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 on this day in history.  

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   A British fleet bombs Canton in the year 1856.  

Nov 04   On this day in history james Buchanan elected US president  

Nov 06   Nicholas Nikolajevitsj, ruler of Russia in the year 1856.  

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   Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens in the year 1856.  

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   William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

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   Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia) in the year 1856.  

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   On this day in history robert Kajanus, composer  

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

Dec 11   Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1856 birth of giuseppe Martucci, composer  

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   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   Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation) was born on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1856.  

Feb 08   Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (b. 1773) died on this day in history.  

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

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