What Happened on December 2, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

Abolitionist John Brown hung for murder, treason and conspiring slaves to revolt at Charles Town, Virginia

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorges Seurat

Georges Seurat, French post-impressionist painter (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Brown

John Brown, American abolitionist and revolutionary (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown