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Historical Events In 1859

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Jun 21   Henry O Tanner, artist on this day in history.  

Jun 22   On this day in history frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)  

Jun 23   In the year 1859 florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdams social alderman (building of houses)  

Jun 24   Battle of Solferino, N-Italy: France/Sardinia-Austria on this day in history.  

Jun 27   Jean C Baud, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1834-36), dies at 69 in the year 1859.  

Jun 27   On this day in history mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You)  

Jun 27   On this day in history the birth of Mildred Hill, Composer of 'Happy Birthday'  

Jun 28   In the year 1859 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)  

Jun 28   The first dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England) on this day in history.  

Jun 30   In the year 1859 charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope  

Jun 30   Charles Blondin is first to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope on this day in history.  

Jul 01   1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 in the year 1859.  

Jul 01   Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis in the year 1859.  

Jul 04   On this day in history austro-Sardinian War: the Battle of Magenta.  

Jul 05   Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands in the year 1859.  

Jul 05   Capt NC Brooks discovers Midway Islands on this day in history.  

Jul 06   Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916) on this day in history.  

Jul 08   F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jul 08   On this day in history king Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.  

Jul 12   Paper bag manufacturing machine patented by William Goodale, Mass in the year 1859.  

Jul 12   Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Mass in the year 1859.  

Jul 13   On this day in history sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter  

Jul 17   Luis Munoz Rivera, Puerto Rico, journalist (founded Federalist Party) on this day in history.  

Jul 20   On this day in history hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies  

Jul 22   V E Walker takes 10-74 in an innings for England v Surrey on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Balington Booth, founder (Volunteers of America) in the year 1859.  

Jul 29   Auguste Mathieu Panseron, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Aug 04   Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920) on this day in history.  

Aug 06   J Arthur S Berson, Austria meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon) in the year 1859.  

Aug 09   In the year 1859 elevator patented  

Aug 10   George Staunton, writer on this day in history.  

Aug 12   Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful) in the year 1859.  

Aug 17   1st air mail (in a balloon) took off from Lafayette Ind on this day in history.  

Aug 17   Circus acrobat Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1859

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 05   In the year 1859 birth of deWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)  

Jan 06   In the year 1859 birth of samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1859 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   On this day in history birth of [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)  

Jan 13   In the year 1859 birth of karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)  

Jan 13   In the year 1859 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   On this day in history b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

Jan 27   In the year 1859 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 in the year 1859.  

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

Mar 01   Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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