What Happened on July 15, 1856

Historical Events

  • Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony

Famous Birthdays

  • Owen Dunell, South African cricket batsman (South Africa's 1st Test captain; 2 Tests), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1929)
Born in 1856

Famous Deaths

  • Margaretha Jacoba de Neufville, Dutch author (The Kidnap), dies at 81
1856 Highlights

About July 15, 1856

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 167 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer