Historical Events in October 1859

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Oct 12 Self-proclaimed Emperor of the USA, Emperor Norton issues edict abolishing the US Congress

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton

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Oct 16 John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown
  • Oct 19 Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope
  • Oct 25 Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die
  • Oct 26 The steam clipper Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead
  • Oct 29 Spain declares war on Morocco