Historical Events In 1859
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Oct 20 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) in the year 1859.
Oct 22 On this day in history louis (Ludwig) Spohr, composer (Faust), dies at 75
Oct 25 On this day in history merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
Oct 25 Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers) on this day in history.
Oct 26 Arthur Friedheim, composer on this day in history.
Oct 26 On this day in history the Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
Oct 29 Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) in the year 1859.
Oct 29 Spain declares war on Morocco in the year 1859.
Nov 01 In the year 1859 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 on this day in history.
Nov 04 Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer on this day in history.
Nov 07 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1859.
Nov 12 On this day in history jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name
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 In the year 1859 aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow
Nov 17 In the year 1859 gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
Nov 19 Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody) on this day in history.
Nov 22 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Nov 23 Billy the Kid William Bonney or Henry McCarty the outlawwas born in the year 1859.
Nov 23 Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, criminal in the year 1859.
Nov 23 The birth of Billy The Kid, Born William Bonny; legendary US outlaw in the year 1859.
Nov 24 In the year 1859 charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
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 Washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies on this day in history.
Nov 30 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer on this day in history.
Dec 02 In the year 1859 abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his part in a raid on Harper's Ferry, WV.
Dec 02 On this day in history georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte)
Dec 02 John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59 in the year 1859.
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 In the year 1859 louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
Dec 09 Algernon Ashton, composer on this day in history.
Dec 12 Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners) on this day in history.
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.