Historical Events in December 1859

MurderMurder of Interest

Dec 2 Abolitionist John Brown hung for murder, treason and conspiring slaves to revolt at Charles Town, Virginia

Abolitionist John Brown
John Brown
  • Dec 5 Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 15 GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun
  • Dec 19 Grading started for Market Street RR in San Francisco
  • Dec 31 Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves