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
05 January King Camp Gillette / Business Man / United States of America
05 DecemberClinton Hart Merriam / Zoologist / United States of America
07 JulyLudwig Ganghofer / Author / Germany
09 SeptemberHouston Stewart Chamberlain / Author / United Kingdom
11 February Ellen Day Hale / Author / United States of America
12 SeptemberSimon-Napoléon Parent / Politician / Canada
18 AugustAlfred Wallis / Painter / United Kingdom
19 February Nishinoumi Kajirō I / Wrestler / Japan
20 JuneRichard Lodge / Academic / United Kingdom
20 January Ernest Chausson / Composer / France
22 March Dorothy Tennant / Painter / Britain
23 MayIsabella Ford / Author / United Kingdom
24 March Olive Schreiner / Author / South Africa
24 March Andrew W. Mellon / Banker / United States of America
24 MayArthur Wing Pinero / Actor / United Kingdom
27 March William Libbey / Archaeologist / United States of America
28 AprilJosé Malhoa / Painter / Portugal
29 OctoberPaul Bruchési / Bishop / Canada
30 JulyGeorg Wilhelm von Siemens / Business Man / Germany
31 March Alfred E. Hunt / Business Man / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1855:

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

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