Historical Events In 1859
Friday, 18 January 2019
Oct 20 On this day in history g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
Oct 22 Louis (Ludwig) Spohr, composer (Faust), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Oct 25 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die in the year 1859.
Oct 25 In the year 1859 stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
Oct 26 In the year 1859 arthur Friedheim, composer
Oct 26 The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead in the year 1859.
Oct 29 In the year 1859 charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
Oct 29 In the year 1859 spain declares war on Morocco.
Nov 01 Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC) on this day in history.
Nov 01 On this day in history the current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.
Nov 04 On this day in history stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer
Nov 07 On this day in history carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
Nov 12 Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name in the year 1859.
Nov 12 Jules Leotard performs first Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris). He also designed the garment that bears his name in the year 1859.
Nov 16 On this day in history aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow
Nov 17 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer in the year 1859.
Nov 19 Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody) in the year 1859.
Nov 22 In the year 1859 ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
Nov 23 Billy the Kid William Bonney or Henry McCarty the outlawwas born in the year 1859.
Nov 23 On this day in history billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, criminal
Nov 23 On this day in history the birth of Billy The Kid, Born William Bonny; legendary US outlaw
Nov 24 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species" on this day in history.
Nov 26 In the year 1859 last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical All the Year Round
Nov 28 In the year 1859 washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies
Nov 30 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer in the year 1859.
Dec 02 On this day in history abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his part in a raid on Harper's Ferry, WV.
Dec 02 Georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte) in the year 1859.
Dec 02 John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59 on this day in history.
Dec 02 On this day in history the birth of Georges Seurat, French painter
Dec 05 In the year 1859 dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC
Dec 05 In the year 1859 louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
Dec 09 On this day in history algernon Ashton, composer
Dec 12 On this day in history edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
Dec 12 In the year 1859 first train operated over the Victoria Railway Bridge, Montreal. The first passenger train crossed the structure on December 17, 1859 and it was formally opened by the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII, on August 25, 1860. The original structure was a single-track iron tubular bridge. The tube, when first constructed, was entirely enclosed and there were ventilation problems. Later a slit 20" wide was cut in the tube the full length of the bridge to permit the emission of smoke.