On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1859

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Abolitionist John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Viringia

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown

Famous Birthdays

  • Henryk Pachulski, Polish composer, born in Lazy, Poland (d. 1921)
1859 Highlights

About October 16, 1859

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra