On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1859

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone

Famous Birthdays

  • Yuan Shikai, Chinese general and President of the Republic of China (1916), born in Xiangcheng, Henan, Qing dynasty, China (d. 1916)
1859 Highlights

About September 16, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 161 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo