On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1859

Famous Birthdays

  • Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Nobel Prize in Literature 1920), born in Lom, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway (d. 1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest, dies at 73
1859 Highlights

About August 4, 1859

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo