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Historical Events In 1859

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

Aug 27   In the year 1859 1st successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn by Edwin Drake  

Aug 27   In the year 1859 successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn  

Aug 28   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 in the year 1859.  

Sep 01   1st Pullman sleeping car in service on this day in history.  

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

Sep 02   On this day in history gas lighting introduced to Hawaii  

Sep 03   In the year 1859 aAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves)  

Sep 04   On this day in history edoardo Mascheroni, composer  

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 in the year 1859.  

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   George Simpson patents electric range in the year 1859.  

Sep 20   Patent granted on the electric range on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history julius Klengel, cellist/composer  

Sep 28   On this day in history rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies  

Sep 29   Great auroral display in US on this day in history.  

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

Oct 04   In the year 1859 henryk Pachulski, composer  

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   On this day in history camille Chevillard, composer  

Oct 15   In the year 1859 jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)  

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

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

Oct 17   William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds) in the year 1859.  

Oct 18   On this day in history henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)  

Oct 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)  

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

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   On this day in history johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45  

Feb 23   Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) died on this day in history.  

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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