Historical Events in January 1859

  • Jan 5 1st steamboat sails, Red River
  • Jan 22 Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres, Hanover
  • Jan 23 Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii begins an eruption that lasts 300 days
  • Jan 24 Political union of Moldavia and Wallachia; Alexandru Ioan Cuza is elected as ruler.