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Historical Events In 1859

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Oct 20   On this day in history g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)  

Oct 22   On this day in history louis (Ludwig) Spohr, composer (Faust), dies at 75  

Oct 25   In the year 1859 merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die  

Oct 25   On this day in history stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)  

Oct 26   In the year 1859 arthur Friedheim, composer  

Oct 26   In the year 1859 the Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.  

Oct 29   In the year 1859 charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)  

Oct 29   Spain declares war on Morocco in the year 1859.  

Nov 01   Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC) on this day in history.  

Nov 01   In the year 1859 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   Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer in the year 1859.  

Nov 07   Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Nov 12   Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name on this day in history.  

Nov 12   Jules Leotard performs first Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris). He also designed the garment that bears his name on this day in history.  

Nov 16   In the year 1859 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   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 on this day in history.  

Nov 23   The birth of Billy The Kid, Born William Bonny; legendary US outlaw in the year 1859.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 28   In the year 1859 washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies  

Nov 30   In the year 1859 sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer  

Dec 02   Abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his part in a raid on Harper's Ferry, WV in the year 1859.  

Dec 02   On this day in history georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte)  

Dec 02   On this day in history john Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59  

Dec 02   The birth of Georges Seurat, French painter in the year 1859.  

Dec 05   Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC in the year 1859.  

Dec 05   In the year 1859 louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82  

Dec 09   Algernon Ashton, composer in the year 1859.  

Dec 12   Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners) in the year 1859.  

Dec 12   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 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1859

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 05   In the year 1859 birth of deWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)  

Jan 06   In the year 1859 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)  

Famous Deaths In 1859

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73 in the year 1859.  

Jan 27   Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74 in the year 1859.  

Jan 28   In the year 1859 death of frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)  

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

Feb 23   Zygmunt KrasiƄski, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) died on this day in history.  

Feb 26   On this day in history ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64  

Mar 01   Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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