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What Happened on February 4, 1859

Historical Events


Historic Publication4th Century Bible Discovered

One of the oldest known copies of the Bible, "The Codex Sinaiticus" (Sinai Bible), is seen in Egypt by Constantin von Tischendorf who takes the manuscript home with him
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A page from the Codex Sinaiticus, displaying the Lord's Prayer. The first few letters are part of Matthew 6:4; the first new paragraph denotes Matthew 6:5. The last full sentence is Matthew 6:24; the last incomplete sentence on this page is Matthew 6:25.
A page from the Codex Sinaiticus, displaying the Lord's Prayer. The first few letters are part of Matthew 6:4; the first new paragraph denotes Matthew 6:5. The last full sentence is Matthew 6:24; the last incomplete sentence on this page is Matthew 6:25.

Famous Birthdays

  • Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
1859 Highlights

About February 4, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius