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Historical Events In 1856

Sunday, 07 March 2021

Sep 23   In the year 1856 william Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)  

Sep 24   In the year 1856 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   On this day in history andrejs Jurjans, composer  

Oct 07   Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers in the year 1856.  

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   In the year 1856 michal Wielhorski, composer, dies at 67  

Oct 15   In the year 1856 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   In the year 1856 arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens  

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

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   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 29   In the year 1856 carel SW van Hogendorp, colonial director, dies at 68  

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

Nov 04   In the year 1856 james Buchanan elected US president  

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

Nov 07   Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin, Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878) in the year 1856.  

Nov 13   On this day in history 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 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   In the year 1856 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   On this day in history farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81  

Nov 22   In the year 1856 heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th pres of Mormon church  

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

Dec 18   On this day in history joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)  

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

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

Jan 11   In the year 1856 birth of christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer  

Jan 12   In the year 1856 birth of john Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)  

Jan 14   In the year 1856 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   Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23] in the year 1856.  

Jan 12   In the year 1856 death of Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815)  

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 in the year 1856.  

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

Feb 08   In the year 1856 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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