This page lists news articles and events for the year 1859.
Events that happen on the specified date are listed under Events: entries. News articles that were published on the specified date are listed under News: entries. Events that only happened in fiction on the specified date are listed under Fiction: entries and are written in italics.
|Centuries:||18th Century||19th Century||20th Century|
- Adele Brise of Champion, Wisconsin sees an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- October 16
- Event: Abolitionist John Brown and a small group of followers seize the Federal Armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia
- October 18:
- Event: Abolitionist John Brown captured after a three-day siege at Harper's Ferry.
- November 2:
- Event: Abolitionist John Brown found guilty of murder, conspiring with slaves to rebel, and treason against the state of Virginia; and is sentenced to hang.