On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1859

Historical Events

  • Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves

Famous Birthdays

  • Max Fiedler, German conductor and composer, born in Zittau, Saxony, (d. 1939)

Famous Deaths

  • Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 54
1859 Highlights

About December 31, 1859

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn