On This Day

What Happened on September 15, 1859

Famous Deaths


Person of interestIsambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (SS Great Britain, Great Western Railway), dies of a stroke at 53

  • John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament, dies at 72
1859 Highlights

About September 15, 1859

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo