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Historical Events In 1856

Saturday, 25 May 2019

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

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

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

Oct 28   In the year 1856 franz Xavier Arens, composer  

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   On this day in history james Buchanan elected US president  

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

Nov 07   Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin, Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878) on this day in history.  

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

Nov 16   Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th pres of Mormon church  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Dec 11   In the year 1856 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   Giuseppe Martucci, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   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   John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters) was born in the year 1856.  

Jan 14   J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation) was born in the year 1856.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history death of thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)  

Jan 17   In the year 1856 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   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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