May 6, 1859 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in History

  • Luis Maria Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist
  • Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, explorer/scientist, dies