What Happened on March 26, 1859

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st supposed sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury; it doesn't exist

Famous Birthdays

  • Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)
  • A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad)
  • Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer