On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1859

Historical Events

MurderMurder of Interest

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

Abolitionist John Brown
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

BattleJohn Brown

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

Abolitionist John Brown
John Brown

1859 Highlights

About December 2, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius