On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1859

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerard Brucken Fock, Dutch composer and painter, born in Koudekerke, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • John W Fortescue, British military historian and archivist at Windsor Castle, born in Madeira (d. 1933)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), dies at 59
1859 Highlights

About December 28, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn