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Historical Events In 1859

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Feb 25   1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence in the year 1859.  

Feb 26   Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64 in the year 1859.  

Feb 26   Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins on this day in history.  

Feb 28   In the year 1859 arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery  

Mar 01   In the year 1859 josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61  

Mar 01   Present seal of SF adopted (its 2nd) on this day in history.  

Mar 08   In the year 1859 kenneth Grahame, author (Wind, Willows)  

Mar 08   In the year 1859 the birth of Kenneth Grahame, Scottish Author of 'The Wind In The Willows'  

Mar 12   In the year 1859 josef Cyril Sychra, composer  

Mar 13   Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83) in the year 1859.  

Mar 13   John Brown 1800-1859 brings first black slaves to Canada from the US via the Underground Railway; he is later made famous in a song, John Brown's Body, about a raid he made on Harper's Ferry, Virginia on this day in history.  

Mar 18   In the year 1859 vera Cruz besieged by Miramón (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform  

Mar 18   Vera Cruz besieged by Miramon (Cons) in Mexican War of Reform on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history 1st Zoological Society incorporates (Phila)  

Mar 21   In the year 1859 scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh  

Mar 22   The first political party dedicated to the working class in Australia, the Political Labour League of Victoria, is founded in Melbourne on this day in history.  

Mar 26   1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury on this day in history.  

Mar 26   A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad) in the year 1859.  

Mar 26   The birth of A.E Housman, English poet in the year 1859.  

Mar 27   On this day in history george Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)  

Mar 28   On this day in history 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra  

Apr 03   Reginald De Koven, composer in the year 1859.  

Apr 04   On this day in history opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)  

Apr 04   In the year 1859 the opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris France)  

Apr 05   On this day in history wilhelm Harteveld, composer  

Apr 06   US recognizes Liberal government in Mexico's War of Reform on this day in history.  

Apr 06   US recognizes Liberal government in M‚xico's War of the Reform in the year 1859.  

Apr 07   In the year 1859 walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale)  

Apr 08   Edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology) on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Basil Harwood, composer in the year 1859.  

Apr 12   Hibernia Savings & Loan Society of SF incorporates in the year 1859.  

Apr 12   On this day in history hibernia Savings and Loan Society of SF incorporates  

Apr 12   John Emde, German evangelist, dies at about 84 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1859

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 05   DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 06   Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 09   Carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters)  

Jan 09   Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 11   [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)  

Famous Deaths In 1859

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73 in the year 1859.  

Jan 27   On this day in history carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74  

Jan 28   Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782) died on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45 in the year 1859.  

Feb 23   On this day in history death of zygmunt KrasiƄski, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)  

Feb 26   Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1859.  

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