|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:|| 1820s 1830s 1840s - 1850s - 1860s 1870s 1880s
|Years:||1852 1853 1854 - 1855 - 1856 1857 1858|
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|Art - Literature (Poetry) - Music - Science|
|Sports - Rail Transport|
|Countries: Australia - Canada - France - Germany - Ireland - Mexico - New Zealand - Norway - South Africa - UK - USA|
|Leaders: State leaders - Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Births - Marriages - Deaths
Events of 1855
January - June
- January 1 - Ottawa is incorporated as a city.
- January 23 - The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.
- January 23 - The region of Wairarapa, New Zealand was hit by the strongest earthquake ever recorded in New Zealand, which reached Magnitude 8.1 on the Richter Scale. There were five deaths.
- January 26 - Point No Point Treaty signed in Washington Territory.
- January 27 - The Panama Railway becomes the first railroad to connect the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean.
- January 29 - Lord Aberdeen resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom over the management of the Crimean War.
- February 5 - Lord Palmerston becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- February 11 - Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia.
- February 22 - Pennsylvania State University is founded as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania.
- March 3 - US Congress appropriates $30,000 to create US Camel Corps
- March 17 - Taiping Rebellion: A Taiping army of 350,000 invades Anhui.
- March 30 - Elections held for first Kansas Territory legislature. Missourians cross border in large numbers to elect proslavery body.
- May 15 - The Great Gold Robbery of 1855 in England.
- June 29 - The Daily Telegraph begins publication.
July - December
- July 2 - Kansas Territorial legislature convenes in Pawnee and begins passing proslavery laws.
- September 3 - Last Bartholomew Fair in London, England.
- September 11 - Sevastapol falls to the British troops.
- November 17 - David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.
- November 21 - Large-scale Bleeding Kansas violence begins with events leading to "Wakarusa War" between antislavery and proslavery forces.
- December 22 - Metropolitan Board of Works established.
|Gregorian calendar||1855 |
|Ab urbe condita||2608|
|Armenian calendar||1304 |
|Bahá'í calendar||11 – 12|
|Coptic calendar||1571 – 1572|
|Ethiopian calendar||1847 – 1848|
|Hebrew calendar||5615 – 5616|
|- Vikram Samvat||1910 – 1911|
|- Shaka Samvat||1777 – 1778|
|- Kali Yuga||4956 – 4957|
|Iranian calendar||1233 – 1234|
|Islamic calendar||1271 – 1272|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2515|
|Thai solar calendar||2398|
- January 5 - King Camp Gillette, American inventor (d. 1932)
- January 20 - Ernest Chausson, French composer (d. 1899)
- January 21 - John Moses Browning, American firearms inventor (d. 1926)
- January 28 - William Seward Burroughs, American bank clerk and inventor (d. 1898)
- March 13 - Percival Lowell, American astronomer (d. 1916)
- March 24 - Andrew Mellon, American banker and philanthropist (d. 1937)
- April 21 - Hardy Richardson, 19th century baseball player (d. 1931)
- April 27 - Caroline Rémy, French feminist (d. 1929)
- May 1 - Marie Corelli, English novelist (d. 1924)
- May 9 - Julius Röntgen, German-Dutch classical composer (d. 1932)
- May 10 - Sri Yukteswar Giri, Author of The Holy Science
- July 26 - Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (d. 1936)
- October 12 - Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (d. 1922)
- October 21 - Howard Hyde Russell, American activist (d. 1946)
- November 5 - Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (d. 1913)
- November 6 - Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)
- December 28 - John William Wood Sr., North Carolinan politician, founder of Benson (d. 1928)
- See also 1855 births.
- January 6 - Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)
- January 10 - Mary Russell Mitford, English novelist and dramatist (b. 1787)
- January 26 - Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)
- February 6 - Josef Munzinger, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1791)
- February 23 - Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, astronomer, and physicist (b. 1777)
- March 2 - Nicholas I of Russia, the 11th Russian Tsar (b. 1796)
- March 29 - Henri Druey, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1799)
- March 31 - Charlotte Brontë, English author (b. 1816)
- May 5 - Robert Inglis, English politician (b. 1786)
- May 23 - Charles Robert Malden English explorer (b. 1797)
- June 28 - Fitzroy Somerset, commander of British forces in the Crimean War (b. 1788)
- June 28 - Pavel Nakhimov, Russian admiral (b. 1802)
- August 7 - Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (b. 1802)
- November 11 - Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (b. 1813)
- November 26 - Adam Mickiewicz, Lithuanian - Polish poet and writer (b. 1798)
People of the year 1855 at Familypedia
298 people were born in 1855
115 children were born to the 129 women born in 1855
179 people died in 1855
15021 people lived in 1855
Events of the year 1855 at Familypedia
265 people were married in 1855.
There were 0 military battles in 1855.
- See also 1855 deaths.
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