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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.  

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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   Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 09   Carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader was born in the year 1859.  

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 in the year 1859.  

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   On this day in history antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50  

Jan 20   In the year 1859 b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

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

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   Zygmunt KrasiƄski, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) died in the year 1859.  

Feb 26   In the year 1859 ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64  

Mar 01   In the year 1859 josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61  

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