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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.  

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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 in the year 1859.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)  

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

Jan 09   Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)  

Jan 11   [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature) was born on this day in history.  

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   B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 28   Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782) died on this day in history.  

Feb 06   In the year 1859 johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45  

Feb 23   In the year 1859 death of zygmunt KrasiƄski, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812)  

Feb 26   Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64 in the year 1859.  

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

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