On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1859

Famous Birthdays

  • Gustave Kahn, French symbolist poet & art critic, born in Metz, France (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Nicolaas Christiaan Kist, Dutch Reformed theologian and church historian, dies at 66
1859 Highlights

About December 21, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius