1855 in History – What happened in year 1855

In history, year 1855 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1855.

Know what happened in 1855:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 November Explorer David Livingstone became the first European to seeVictoria Falls (pictured), one of the largest waterfalls in the world,on what is now the Zambia–Zimbabwe border.
04 JuneMajor Henry C. Wayne departed New York aboard the USS Supplyto procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps.
08 FebruaryA series of mysteriously hoof-like marks known as the Devil'sFootprints appeared in the snow in Devon, England, and continuedthroughout the countryside for over 100 miles (160 km).
12 FebruaryMichigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, wasfounded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, the UnitedStates' first agricultural college.
03 MayAmerican adventurer William Walker and a group of mercenariessailed from San Francisco to conquer Nicaragua.
03 MayAmerican adventurer William Walker and a group of mercenariessailed from San Francisco to conquer Nicaragua.
12 FebruaryMichigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, wasfounded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, the UnitedStates' first agricultural college.
12 FebruaryMichigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, the United States' first agricultural college.
04 JulyThe first edition of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was published, and it went on to become one of the most important collections of American poetry.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1855:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberHenrik Schück / Author / Sweden
03 January Hubert Bland / Business Man / United Kingdom
05 DecemberClinton Hart Merriam / Zoologist / United States of America
05 January King Camp Gillette / Business Man / United States of America
05 NovemberEugene V. Debs / Politician / United States of America
06 AprilCharles Huot / Painter / Canada
06 SeptemberFerdinand Hummel / Pianist / Germany
07 JulyLudwig Ganghofer / Author / Germany
11 AugustJohn Hodges / Cricketer / Australia
12 OctoberArthur Nikisch / Conductor / Hungary
13 February Paul Deschanel / Politician / France
14 February Frank Harris / Author / Ireland
15 January Jacques Damala / Actor / France
18 MayFrancis Bellamy / Author / United States of America
20 JuneRichard Lodge / Academic / United Kingdom
22 JuneSamuel Morris / Cricketer / Australia
23 MayIsabella Ford / Author / United Kingdom
24 March Andrew W. Mellon / Banker / United States of America
24 MayArthur Wing Pinero / Actor / United Kingdom
28 AprilJosé Malhoa / Painter / Portugal

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1855:

YearName / Profession / Country
02 DecemberSir Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar / Politician / India
10 MayYukteswar Giri / Educator / India

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