What Happened on May 2, 1859

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1918)
  • Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England (d. 1927)
Born in 1859

Famous Deaths

  • Eliza Courtney, English illegitimate daughter of Charles Grey and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, dies at 67
1859 Highlights

About May 2, 1859

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus