On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1856

Historical Events

  • Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony

Famous Birthdays

  • Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)

Famous Deaths

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

About July 15, 1856

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 164 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer