Historical Events for February 1859
Events 1 - 9 of 9
4th - The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.
5th - Wallachia and Moldavia are united under Alexander John Cuza as the United Principalities.
10th - Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
14th - Oregon admitted as 33rd state
16th - The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.
17th - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Napoli
25th - 1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence
26th - Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins
28th - Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery