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Historical Events In 1859

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Aug 19   In the year 1859 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   On this day in history successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn  

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

Sep 01   RC Carrington &R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare in the year 1859.  

Sep 02   Gas lighting introduced to Hawaii in the year 1859.  

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

Sep 04   Edoardo Mascheroni, composer in the year 1859.  

Sep 05   On this day in history w Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68  

Sep 13   On this day in history cornelis J van Axes, lawyer, dies at 71  

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

Sep 16   Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone in the year 1859.  

Sep 17   Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator on this day in history.  

Sep 17   On this day in history man in SF claims himself Norton I, emperor of America  

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   On this day in history cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)  

Sep 24   On this day in history julius Klengel, cellist/composer  

Sep 28   Rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies in the year 1859.  

Sep 29   On this day in history great auroral display in US  

Oct 03   In the year 1859 elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler)  

Oct 04   Henryk Pachulski, composer in the year 1859.  

Oct 04   Karl Baedeker, German tour guide (Die Schweiz), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Oct 09   Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history john Brown leads 20 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va  

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

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   On this day in history wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope  

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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   Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1859 birth of carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters)  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)  

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   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   On this day in history antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50  

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

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   On this day in history josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61  

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