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Historical Events In 1859

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Dec 15   GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun in the year 1859.  

Dec 15   On this day in history ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)  

Dec 16   Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73 in the year 1859.  

Dec 18   On this day in history south Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth"  

Dec 19   Grading started for Market Street RR in the year 1859.  

Dec 20   In the year 1859 antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher  

Dec 21   In the year 1859 gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)  

Dec 21   Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66 in the year 1859.  

Dec 22   On this day in history cecil [James] Sharp, London England, folk musician  

Dec 22   In Winnipeg Manitoba the Nor'Wester newspaper is first published on the Canadian Prairies in the year 1859.  

Dec 24   Roman Statkowski, composer in the year 1859.  

Dec 25   On this day in history raoul Gunsbourg, composer  

Dec 26   Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist on this day in history.  

Dec 27   In the year 1859 the Grand Trunk Railway completes its line between Toronto and Sarnia and establishes a ferry service across the St. Clair River to Fort Gratiot (Port Huron).  

Dec 27   William Henry Hadow, composer in the year 1859.  

Dec 28   On this day in history gerard Brucken Fock, composer  

Dec 28   Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies in the year 1859.  

Dec 28   William Coldwell and William Buckingham publish first issue of The Nor'Wester at Fort Garry on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Venustiano Carranza, pres of Mexico (1915-20) in the year 1859.  

Dec 30   Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 31   On this day in history dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves  

Dec 31   On this day in history luigi Ricci, composer, dies at 54  

Dec 31   In the year 1859 max Fiedler, composer  

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

Jan 09   Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters) was born in the year 1859.  

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 in the year 1859.  

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   Antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50 in the year 1859.  

Jan 20   In the year 1859 b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

Jan 27   In the year 1859 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 in the year 1859.  

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   Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64 in the year 1859.  

Mar 01   On this day in history josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61  

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