What Happened on March 26, 1859

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st supposed sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury; it doesn't exist

Famous Birthdays

  • A. E. Housman, English poet (A Shropshire Lad), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1936)A
  • Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1919)
  • Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1922)