Historical Events In 1859
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Oct 20 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.
Oct 22 On this day in history louis (Ludwig) Spohr, composer (Faust), dies at 75
Oct 25 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die on this day in history.
Oct 25 In the year 1859 stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
Oct 26 Arthur Friedheim, composer in the year 1859.
Oct 26 The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead on this day in history.
Oct 29 Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) on this day in history.
Oct 29 In the year 1859 spain declares war on Morocco.
Nov 01 On this day in history charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC)
Nov 01 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 in the year 1859.
Nov 04 On this day in history stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer
Nov 07 In the year 1859 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 On this day in history gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
Nov 19 On this day in history mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)
Nov 22 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75 in the year 1859.
Nov 23 Billy the Kid William Bonney or Henry McCarty the outlawwas born on this day in history.
Nov 23 Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, criminal in the year 1859.
Nov 23 In the year 1859 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 Last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical All the Year Round in the year 1859.
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 Abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his part in a raid on Harper's Ferry, WV on this day in history.
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 In the year 1859 the birth of Georges Seurat, French painter
Dec 05 On this day in history dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC
Dec 05 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82 on this day in history.
Dec 09 On this day in history algernon Ashton, composer
Dec 12 Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners) in the year 1859.
Dec 12 On this day in history 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.