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Historical Events In 1859

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Aug 19   Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox) on this day in history.  

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

Aug 27   Successful oil well drilled, near Titusville, Penn on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1859 rC Carrington &R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare  

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

Sep 03   AAJ Jean Jaurès, French socialist (L'Humanité, Les Preuves) on this day in history.  

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

Sep 05   W Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68 in the year 1859.  

Sep 13   In the year 1859 cornelis J van Axes, lawyer, dies at 71  

Sep 15   In the year 1859 john LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, dies at 72  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Oct 14   Camille Chevillard, composer in the year 1859.  

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

Oct 19   Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains) on this day in history.  

Oct 19   In the year 1859 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   DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer) was born in the year 1859.  

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

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 in the year 1859.  

Jan 20   B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 27   Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74 in the year 1859.  

Jan 28   Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782) died on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1859 death of zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)  

Feb 26   Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64 in the year 1859.  

Mar 01   On this day in history josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61  

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