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Historical Events In 1859

Friday, 20 May 2022

Dec 15   GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun on this day in history.  

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

Dec 16   In the year 1859 wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73  

Dec 18   South Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth" on this day in history.  

Dec 19   On this day in history grading started for Market Street RR  

Dec 20   Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher on this day in history.  

Dec 21   Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre) in the year 1859.  

Dec 21   On this day in history nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66  

Dec 22   Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, folk musician on this day in history.  

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   Raoul Gunsbourg, composer in the year 1859.  

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

Dec 27   On this day in history 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   Gerard Brucken Fock, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 28   Thomas Babington Macaulay, English essayist/historian, dies on this day in history.  

Dec 28   William Coldwell and William Buckingham publish first issue of The Nor'Wester at Fort Garry in the year 1859.  

Dec 29   Venustiano Carranza, pres of Mexico (1915-20) on this day in history.  

Dec 30   On this day in history josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer  

Dec 31   Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves in the year 1859.  

Dec 31   Luigi Ricci, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1859.  

Dec 31   Max Fiedler, composer in the year 1859.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1859

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 05   In the year 1859 birth of deWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)  

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of carrie Chapman Catt, women's rights leader  

Jan 09   Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, founder (League of Women Voters) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history antoine GB Schayes, Belgian historian/archaeologist, dies at 50  

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

Jan 27   Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74 in the year 1859.  

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 in the year 1859.  

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

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

Mar 01   Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1859.  

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