On This Day

What Happened on October 25, 1859

Historical Events

  • Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Hélène Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers), born in Amsterdam (d. 1941)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

US President Chester A. Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur

1859 Highlights

About October 25, 1859

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 161 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio