What Happened on May 6, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Luis Maria Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist
  • Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist, dies at 89

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, explorer/scientist, dies