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Historical Events In 1859

Friday, 14 May 2021

Feb 25   On this day in history 1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1859 paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins  

Feb 28   Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery in the year 1859.  

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

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

Mar 08   Kenneth Grahame, author (Wind, Willows) in the year 1859.  

Mar 08   The birth of Kenneth Grahame, Scottish Author of 'The Wind In The Willows' on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Josef Cyril Sychra, composer in the year 1859.  

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

Mar 13   On this day in history 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.  

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

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

Mar 19   On this day in history opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris  

Mar 21   In the year 1859 1st Zoological Society incorporates (Phila)  

Mar 21   Scottish National Gallery opens in Edinburgh in the year 1859.  

Mar 22   The first political party dedicated to the working class in Australia, the Political Labour League of Victoria, is founded in Melbourne in the year 1859.  

Mar 26   In the year 1859 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury  

Mar 26   A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad) on this day in history.  

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

Mar 27   George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders) in the year 1859.  

Mar 28   1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra in the year 1859.  

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

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

Apr 04   The opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris France) in the year 1859.  

Apr 05   In the year 1859 wilhelm Harteveld, composer  

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

Apr 06   On this day in history uS recognizes Liberal government in M‚xico's War of the Reform  

Apr 07   Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale) on this day in history.  

Apr 08   In the year 1859 edmund Husserl, Germany, philosopher (founded Phenomenology)  

Apr 11   Basil Harwood, composer on this day in history.  

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

Apr 12   Hibernia Savings and Loan Society of SF incorporates on this day in history.  

Apr 12   John Emde, German evangelist, dies at about 84 in the year 1859.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1859 birth of carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader  

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 in the year 1859.  

Jan 11   In the year 1859 birth of [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)  

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

Jan 13   Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943) was born in the year 1859.  

Famous Deaths In 1859

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 in the year 1859.  

Jan 20   On this day in history b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

Jan 27   Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74 in the year 1859.  

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

Feb 06   In the year 1859 johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1859 ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64  

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

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