On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1859

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestArthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1930)


Famous Deaths

  • Ferdinand II [Re Bomba], Dutch King of Sicily, dies at 49
1859 Highlights

About May 22, 1859

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini