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March 26, 1859 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 1st supposed sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury; it doesn't exist

Birthdays in History

  • A. E. Housman, English poet (A Shropshire Lad), born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (d. 1936)
  • Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (Riemann–Hurwitz formula), born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1919)
1859 in History