Events

Type Date spansort icon Title
Education/Culture 04/16/1859 The cornerstone of the Peabody Institute is laid in Baltimore, Maryland
Foreign 04/15/1859 Oxford wins the traditional University Boat Race on the Thames when the Cambridge boat sinks
Foreign 04/15/1859 The British court-martial Tatya Tope, one of the last leaders of the Indian Rebellion to be captured
Legal/Political 04/15/1859 Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Simeon Bushnell is found guilty in a Cleveland federal court
Foreign 04/14/1859 Courteous Spanish diplomat commits suicide in Blenheim Park in England
Foreign 04/14/1859 Angered at Washington's recognition of Juarez, the Conservative Government in Mexico expels all U.S. consular officers
Education/Culture 04/12/1859 Detroit hosts world championship billiards match
Legal/Political 04/12/1859 Lord Lyons, the new British Ambassador, presents his credentials to President Buchanan in Washington
Lawmaking/Litigating 04/11/185904/16/1859 The murder trial of Congressman Daniel Sickles of New York continues in Washington D.C.
Foreign 04/09/1859 The Austrian Empire mobilizes in response to the war preparations of Piedmont-Sardinia
Foreign 04/08/1859 Tatya Tope, one of the last leaders of the Indian Rebellion, is captured in north central India
US/the World 04/07/1859 The United States recognizes the Liberal government of Benito Juarez in Mexico
Education/Culture 04/07/1859 Walter Camp born in New Britain, Connecticut
Crime/Disasters 04/06/1859 Dozens of miners are drowned when a mine floods in South Wales
Slavery/Abolition 04/06/1859 In Philadelphia, the U.S. Commissioner frees Harrisburg alleged fugitive slave Daniel Dangerfield
Legal/Political 04/06/185904/14/1859 The federal trial of Oberlin-Wellington rescuer Simeon Bushnell continues in Cleveland, Ohio
Lawmaking/Litigating 04/05/1859 Massachusetts legislates milk inspections
Lawmaking/Litigating 04/05/185904/09/1859 The murder trial of Congressman Daniel Sickles of New York continues in Washington D.C.
Legal/Political 04/05/1859 The first trial of the Oberlin-Wellington slave rescuers opens in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio
Lawmaking/Litigating 04/04/1859 The trial of Congressman Daniel Sickles for the murder of Philip Barton Key begins in Washington D.C.