Historical Events In 1859
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Oct 20 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.
Oct 22 Louis (Ludwig) Spohr, composer (Faust), dies at 75 on this day in history.
Oct 25 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die on this day in history.
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 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) on this day in history.
Oct 29 On this day in history spain declares war on Morocco.
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 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 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow in the year 1859.
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 On this day in history ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
Nov 23 On this day in history billy the Kid William Bonney or Henry McCarty the outlawwas born
Nov 23 In the year 1859 billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, criminal
Nov 23 The birth of Billy The Kid, Born William Bonny; legendary US outlaw on this day in history.
Nov 24 In the year 1859 charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
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 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 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 The birth of Georges Seurat, French painter on this day in history.
Dec 05 In the year 1859 dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC
Dec 05 On this day in history louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
Dec 09 In the year 1859 algernon Ashton, composer
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.