1856 in History – What happened in year 1856

In history, year 1856 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 1856.

Know what happened in 1856:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
21 MayA crowd of about 800 pro-slavery Americans ransacked the townof Lawrence, Kansas.
06 NovemberScenes of Clerical Life, the first work by English authorGeorge Eliot (pictured), was submitted for publication.
08 JuneDescendants of Tahitians and the HMS Bounty mutineers settledon Norfolk Island, an abandoned British penal colony.
06 NovemberScenes of Clerical Life, the first work by English authorGeorge Eliot (pictured), was submitted for publication.
09 JuneMormon pioneers began leaving Iowa City, Iowa, and headed westfor Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeledhandcarts.
29 January Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issued a Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that established the Victoria Cross, originally torecognise acts of valour by British military personnel during the Crimean War.
26 JanuaryPuget Sound War: United States Marines from the USS Decatur defeated Native American forces after an all-day battle with settlers in Seattle, Washington.
22 MayUS Congressman Preston Brooks attacked Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas.
08 JuneDescendants of Tahitians and the HMS Bounty mutineers settledon Norfolk Island, an abandoned British penal colony.
09 JuneMormon pioneers began leaving Iowa City, Iowa, and headed west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeledhandcarts.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1856:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 NovemberJim McCormick / Baseball Player / United States of America
08 AugustThomas Anstey Guthrie / Author / United Kingdom
09 January Anton Aškerc / Poet / Slovenia
10 JulyNikola Tesla / Engineer / United States of America
11 AprilArthur Shrewsbury / Cricketer / United Kingdom
13 NovemberLouis Brandeis / Lawyer / United States of America
13 MayTom O'Rourke / Boxer / United States of America
13 DecemberSvetozar Boroević / Field Marshal / Croatia
16 AugustAparicio Saravia / Politician / Uruguay
16 February Ossian Everett Mills / Academic / United States of America
17 March Mikhail Vrubel / Painter / Russia
18 DecemberJ. J. Thomson / Academic / United Kingdom
20 March Frederick Winslow Taylor / Engineer / United States of America
22 DecemberFrank B. Kellogg / Politician / United States of America
22 JuneH. Rider Haggard / Novelist / United Kingdom
25 DecemberPud Galvin / Baseball Player / United States of America
25 OctoberDragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger / Geologist / Croatia
25 February Mathias Zdarsky / Painter / Austria
27 AugustIvan Franko / Poet / Ukraine
31 OctoberCharles Leroux / Balloonist / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1856:

YearName / Profession / Country
NA SeptemberPrataparayan Mishra / Writer / India
04 MarchToaru Dutt / Writer / India
23 JulyBal Gangadhar Tilak / Journalist / India
01 AprilAcacio Gabriel Viegas / Physician / India
23 JulyBal Gangadhar Tilak / Freedom Fighter / India

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