Year 1856 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 1856

The year 1856 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 1856 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1856 in World ⚡

DateIncident/Event
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.
29 januaryQueen 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.
21 mayA crowd of about 800 pro-slavery Americans ransacked the townof Lawrence, Kansas.
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 westfor Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeledhandcarts.
10 julyNikola Tesla was born. He was an Serbian American engineer and inventor. His contribution to the electronics is huge. He played a major role in design of alternating current flow. The standard unit of flux is given name of Tesla to honour the great scientist.
06 novemberScenes of Clerical Life, the first work by English authorGeorge Eliot was submitted for publication.
03 JuneCullen Whipple patented the screw machine.
16 JulyThe remarriage of Hindu widows gained legal recognition.
08 OctoberThe Second Opium War began between the British and China.
04 NovemberJames Buchanan became the 15th President of the United States.
07 DecemberFor the first time in the country \ Hindu widow ' was married.
08 JanuaryDr. John Veitch discovered \ borax hydrated sodium borate).
07 FebruaryThe Parliament of Tasmania arranged for the first time in the world a confidential ballot.
03 AprilAbout 4,000 people died in a BAM blast in a church in the Rhodes Islands of Greece.
08 JanuaryA large amount of Borox deposits were discovered in California by John Vecht.
01 FebruaryAuburn University was first hired as East Alabama Men's College.
05 MarchCovent Garden Theater in London was destroyed by fire.
07 AprilNelson College was founded in New Zealand.
27 MayDoctor William Palmer Rowley Poisoner) was convicted of poisoning in Stafford, England.
17 JuneThe Republican Party held its first national convention in Philadelphia.
31 JulyNew Zealand, founded as a city.
30 AugustBattle of Osawatomy: ProSlavari forces defeated the Antislavery Force in Bleeding Kansas.
24 OctoberSouthern Australia recognized the constitution.
16 NovemberThe Amsterdam Post Office was established in Neuvezies Vaurbergwal.
09 DecemberBusher surrendered to the British Army.

Important Historical Events of the Year 1856 in India ⚡

DateIncident/Event

Notable birthdays of the year 1856 😀

DayMonthName/Category/Country
23JulyBal Gangadhar Tilak / male / Freedom Fighter / India
06MayRobert Peary / male / Explorer / India

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