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Historical Events In 1859

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

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 in the year 1859.  

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   On this day in history w Friedrich Olivier, German landscape painter, dies at 68  

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

Sep 17   Frank D Adams, Canada geologist/educator in the year 1859.  

Sep 17   On this day in history man in SF claims himself Norton I, emperor of America  

Sep 20   In the year 1859 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   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   On this day in history henryk Pachulski, composer  

Oct 04   On this day in history 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   Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro) on this day in history.  

Oct 16   On this day in history john Brown leads 20 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va  

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

Oct 17   William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cin Reds) on this day in history.  

Oct 18   Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927) in the year 1859.  

Oct 19   In the year 1859 georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)  

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

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 in the year 1859.  

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

Feb 06   On this day in history johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1859 ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64  

Mar 01   Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1859.  

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