1857 in History – What happened in year 1857


In history, year 1857 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 1857.

Know what happened in 1857:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
31 DecemberQueen Victoria selected Ottawa, then a small logging town, tobe the capital of the British colony of Canada.
31 DecemberQueen Victoria selected Ottawa (Parliament Hill pictured), thena small logging town, to be the capital of the British colony of Canada.
24 AugustThe New York City branch of the Ohio Life Insurance and TrustCo. collapsed following widespread embezzlement, leading to a severerecession that caused about 5,000 businesses to fail.
10 MayThe Sepoy Mutiny against the company rule by the British EastIndia Company began.
09 JanuaryA 7.9 Mw earthquake ruptured part of the San Andreas fault inCalifornia and was felt as far east as Las Vegas.
24 January The University of Calcutta, the first modern university in theIndian subcontinent, was established in Calcutta.
26 MayAmerican slave Dred Scott (pictured), who had previouslyunsuccessfully sued for his freedom, was emancipated by Henry TaylorBlow, his original owner.
31 DecemberQueen Victoria selected Ottawa, then a small logging town, tobe the capital of the British colony of Canada.
24 OctoberSheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football clubstill in operation, was founded.
10 MayThe Sepoy Mutiny against the company rule by the British EastIndia Company began.
09 JanuaryA 7.9 Mw earthquake ruptured part of the San Andreas Fault inCalifornia and was felt as far east as Las Vegas.
24 JanuaryThe University of Calcutta, the first modern university in the Indian subcontinent, was established.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1857:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 JuneEdward Elgar / Educator / United Kingdom
03 DecemberMathilde Kralik / Pianist / Austria
05 JulyClara Zetkin / Activist / Germany
06 January Hugh Mahon / Politician / Ireland
07 MayWilliam A. MacCorkle / Politician / United States of America
08 AugustCécile Chaminade / Painist / France
11 January Fred Archer / Jockey / United Kingdom
12 February Eugène Atget / Photographer / France
16 March Charles Harding Firth / Academic / United Kingdom
17 January Eugene Augustin Lauste / Engineer / United States of America
18 AugustLibert H. Boeynaems / Bishop / Belgium
19 MayJohn Jacob Abel / Biochemist / United States of America
20 February A. P. Lucas / Cricketer / United Kingdom
21 March Alice Henry / Journalist / Australia
23 AprilRuggero Leoncavallo / Composer / Italy
24 JulyJuan Vicente Gómez / Politician / Venezuela
24 OctoberNed Williamson / Baseball Player / United States of America
27 AprilTheodor Kittelsen / Painter / Norway
30 DecemberSylvio Lazzari / Composer / France
30 AprilWalter Simon / Banker / Germany

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1857:

YearName / Profession / Country
11 JulySir Chettur Sankaran Nair / Lawyer / India

More years: 1807 | 1817 | 1827 | 1837 | 1847 | 1857 | 1867 | 1877 | 1887 | 1897 || 1557 | 1657 | 1757 | 1857 | 1957

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