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Historical Events In 1859

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Aug 19   Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox) in the year 1859.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   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   On this day in history 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   Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone on this day in history.  

Sep 17   In the year 1859 frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator  

Sep 17   In the year 1859 man in SF claims himself Norton I, emperor of America  

Sep 20   George Simpson patents electric range on this day in history.  

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

Sep 20   Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator in the year 1859.  

Sep 21   On this day in history cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)  

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

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 in the year 1859.  

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

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 in the year 1859.  

Oct 16   John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va on this day in history.  

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

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   DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters)  

Jan 09   Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1859

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73 in the year 1859.  

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

Jan 28   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)  

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

Mar 01   In the year 1859 josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61  

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