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Historical Events In 1859

Friday, 20 September 2019

Oct 20   G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) in the year 1859.  

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   In the year 1859 stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)  

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   Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn) in the year 1859.  

Oct 29   In the year 1859 spain declares war on Morocco.  

Nov 01   Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC) in the year 1859.  

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   On this day in history stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer  

Nov 07   Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1859.  

Nov 12   On this day in history 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 in the year 1859.  

Nov 17   Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer on this day in history.  

Nov 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history billy the Kid William Bonney or Henry McCarty the outlawwas born  

Nov 23   Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, criminal on this day in history.  

Nov 23   On this day in history the birth of Billy The Kid, Born William Bonny; legendary US outlaw  

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 in the year 1859.  

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   John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59 in the year 1859.  

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   In the year 1859 louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82  

Dec 09   On this day in history algernon Ashton, composer  

Dec 12   On this day in history edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)  

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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 09   In the year 1859 birth of carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters)  

Jan 09   Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries) was born in the year 1859.  

Jan 11   [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943) was born in the year 1859.  

Famous Deaths In 1859

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 08   Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

Jan 27   On this day in history carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74  

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

Feb 06   In the year 1859 johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45  

Feb 23   Zygmunt KrasiƄski, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) died on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

Mar 01   Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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