On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1859

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Abolitionist John Brown leads 21 men on a raid of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown

Famous Birthdays

  • Henryk Pachulski, Polish pianist, composer, and educator (Moscow Conservatory, 1886-1917) born in Łazy, Poland (d. 1921)
1859 Highlights

About October 16, 1859

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra