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Historical Events In 1859

Friday, 24 January 2020

Aug 19   On this day in history charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)  

Aug 27   On this day in history 1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake  

Aug 27   Successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn in the year 1859.  

Aug 28   In the year 1859 a geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan.  

Sep 01   In the year 1859 1st Pullman sleeping car in service  

Sep 01   On this day in history rC Carrington &R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare  

Sep 02   Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii on this day in history.  

Sep 03   AAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves) in the year 1859.  

Sep 04   Edoardo Mascheroni, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 05   W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

Sep 13   Cornelis J van Axes, lawyer, dies at 71 in the year 1859.  

Sep 15   John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Sep 16   On this day in history lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone  

Sep 17   Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator in the year 1859.  

Sep 17   Man in SF claims himself Norton I, emperor of America in the year 1859.  

Sep 20   On this day in history george Simpson patents electric range  

Sep 20   On this day in history patent granted on the electric range  

Sep 20   On this day in history yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator  

Sep 21   In the year 1859 cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)  

Sep 24   Julius Klengel, cellist/composer on this day in history.  

Sep 28   In the year 1859 rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies  

Sep 29   In the year 1859 great auroral display in US  

Oct 03   Elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler) on this day in history.  

Oct 04   Henryk Pachulski, composer on this day in history.  

Oct 04   In the year 1859 karl Baedeker, German tour guide (Die Schweiz), dies at 57  

Oct 09   In the year 1859 alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)  

Oct 14   Camille Chevillard, composer on this day in history.  

Oct 15   Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro) on this day in history.  

Oct 16   John Brown leads 20 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va on this day in history.  

Oct 16   In the year 1859 john Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va  

Oct 17   On this day in history william "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds)  

Oct 18   Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927) in the year 1859.  

Oct 19   In the year 1859 georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)  

Oct 19   Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope in the year 1859.  

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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   On this day in history birth of samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader  

Jan 09   Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 09   Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries) was born in the year 1859.  

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

Jan 13   Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature) was born on this day in history.  

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   B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 28   In the year 1859 death of frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)  

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

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

Feb 26   On this day in history ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64  

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

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