What Happened on December 2, 1859

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

Georges SeuratGeorges Seurat (1859-1891)

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

Famous Deaths

John BrownJohn Brown (1800-1859)

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

1859 Highlights

About December 2, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius