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Historical Events In 1859

Sunday, 09 August 2020

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 in the year 1859.  

Aug 27   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Sep 04   Edoardo Mascheroni, composer in the year 1859.  

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

Sep 17   On this day in history frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator  

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

Sep 20   On this day in history george Simpson patents electric range  

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   In the year 1859 cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)  

Sep 24   Julius Klengel, cellist/composer in the year 1859.  

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

Sep 29   In the year 1859 great auroral display in US  

Oct 03   Elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler) in the year 1859.  

Oct 04   On this day in history 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   Camille Chevillard, composer in the year 1859.  

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 in the year 1859.  

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

Oct 17   In the year 1859 william "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds)  

Oct 18   In the year 1859 henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)  

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

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 in the year 1859.  

Jan 09   Carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1859.  

Jan 11   [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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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