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Historical Events In 1859

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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   On this day in history successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn  

Aug 28   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Sep 02   In the year 1859 gas lighting introduced to Hawaii  

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

Sep 15   On this day in history john LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, dies at 72  

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 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   Patent granted on the electric range in the year 1859.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history karl Baedeker, German tour guide (Die Schweiz), dies at 57  

Oct 09   Alfred Dreyfus, accused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair) in the year 1859.  

Oct 14   In the year 1859 camille Chevillard, composer  

Oct 15   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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) on this day in history.  

Oct 19   Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains) in the year 1859.  

Oct 19   Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1859 birth of frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)  

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 in the year 1859.  

Jan 13   Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1859

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   In the year 1859 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   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   In the year 1859 death of zygmunt Krasiński, 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 in the year 1859.  

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