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.