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What Happened on May 1, 1859

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Famous Birthdays

  • Bohuslav Jeremiáš, Czech composer, born in Řestoky, Czechia (d. 1918)
  • Willem Johannes Leyds, Dutch-South Africa lawyer and diplomat (State Secretary of the South African Republic), born in Magelang, Dutch East Indies (d. 1940)
1859 Highlights

About May 1, 1859

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 161 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus