Historical Events In 1859
Thursday, 05 August 2021
Oct 20 On this day in history g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
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 in the year 1859.
Oct 25 On this day in history stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
Oct 26 Arthur Friedheim, composer on this day in history.
Oct 26 The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead in the year 1859.
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 On this day in history 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 Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name in the year 1859.
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 In the year 1859 aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow
Nov 17 In the year 1859 gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
Nov 19 In the year 1859 mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)
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 on this day in history.
Nov 24 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species" on this day in history.
Nov 26 On this day in history last weekly installment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" is published in literary periodical All the Year Round
Nov 28 On this day in history washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies
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 Georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte) on this day in history.
Dec 02 John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59 on this day in history.
Dec 02 In the year 1859 the birth of Georges Seurat, French painter
Dec 05 Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Dec 05 In the year 1859 louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
Dec 09 In the year 1859 algernon Ashton, composer
Dec 12 On this day in history edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
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.