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Historical Events In 1859

Sunday, 13 October 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   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   In the year 1859 edoardo Mascheroni, composer  

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

Sep 16   In the year 1859 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 on this day in history.  

Sep 20   Patent granted on the electric range in the year 1859.  

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

Sep 21   Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Oct 03   On this day in history elenora Duse, Italy, actress (Hedda Gabler)  

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   Camille Chevillard, composer in the year 1859.  

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   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   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 in the year 1859.  

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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   Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 09   In the year 1859 birth of carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader  

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

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

Jan 11   In the year 1859 birth of [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)  

Jan 13   In the year 1859 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   In the year 1859 antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50  

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

Jan 27   In the year 1859 carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74  

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

Feb 23   Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) died in the year 1859.  

Feb 26   Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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