On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1859

Famous Birthdays

  • Luis MarĂ­a Drago, Argentine statesman and author of Drago Doctrine, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1921)
  • Willem Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice), born in Amsterdam (d. 1938)

Famous Deaths


  • Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, explorer/scientist, dies
1859 Highlights

About May 6, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus