Historical Events In 1859
Saturday, 25 May 2019
Oct 20 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) in the year 1859.
Oct 22 In the year 1859 louis (Ludwig) Spohr, composer (Faust), dies at 75
Oct 25 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die in the year 1859.
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 In the year 1859 the Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
Oct 29 On this day in history charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
Oct 29 In the year 1859 spain declares war on Morocco.
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 In the year 1859 jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name
Nov 12 On this day in history jules Leotard performs first Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris). He also designed the garment that bears his name
Nov 16 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow on this day in history.
Nov 17 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer on this day in history.
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 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 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 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 in the year 1859.
Nov 30 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer in the year 1859.
Dec 02 On this day in history 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 On this day in history john Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59
Dec 02 On this day in history 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 Algernon Ashton, composer on this day in history.
Dec 12 Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners) in the year 1859.
Dec 12 In the year 1859 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.