On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1859

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins

Chess Player Paul Morphy
Chess Player
Paul Morphy

Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
1859 Highlights

About February 26, 1859

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces