What Happened on October 26, 1859

Historical Events

  • Steam clipper Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, Wales;, in a storm that took down over 100 vessels; approximately 450 passengers and crew killed on voyage returning to Liverpool from Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Friedheim, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1932)
  • Frank Selee, American Baseball HOF manager (5 x NL C'ship Boston Beaneaters; Chicago Orphans/Cubs), born in Amherst, New Hampshire (d. 1909)
Born in 1859
1859 Highlights

About October 26, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio