On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1859

Historical Events

  • The steam clipper Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Friedheim, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1932)
1859 Highlights

About October 26, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio