On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1859

Historical Events

  • The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Diez Gergonne, French mathematician, dies at 87
1859 Highlights

About May 4, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus