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Historical Events In 1859

Tuesday, 05 July 2022

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 in the year 1859.  

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) in the year 1859.  

Oct 26   On this day in history 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   Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) in the year 1859.  

Oct 29   Spain declares war on Morocco on this day in history.  

Nov 01   On this day in history charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC)  

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   On this day in history carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61  

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   In the year 1859 jules Leotard performs first Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris). He also designed the garment that bears his name  

Nov 16   On this day in history aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Groza," premieres in Moscow  

Nov 17   In the year 1859 gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer  

Nov 19   On this day in history mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)  

Nov 22   On this day in history ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 24   On this day in history 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   On this day in history washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies  

Nov 30   Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history 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   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   DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 06   In the year 1859 birth of samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1859 birth of carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters)  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)  

Jan 11   On this day in history birth of [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien)  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)  

Jan 13   In the year 1859 birth of kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)  

Famous Deaths In 1859

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   In the year 1859 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   On this day in history death of frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)  

Feb 06   Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   Zygmunt KrasiƄski, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) died in the year 1859.  

Feb 26   On this day in history ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64  

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

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