1858 in History – What happened in year 1858


In history, year 1858 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 1858.

Know what happened in 1858:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 AprilBig Ben, the bell in the Palace of Westminster's clock tower in London, was cast after the original bell had cracked during testing.
11 FebruaryFourteen-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous reported the first of eighteen Marian apparitions in Lourdes, France, resulting in the town becoming a major site for pilgrimages by Catholics.
18 JuneCharles Darwin received a manuscript by fellow naturalistAlfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, which prompted Darwin topublish his theory of evolution.
21 AugustThe first of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and StephenA. Douglas, candidates for an Illinois seat in the United States Senate,was held in Ottawa, Illinois.
23 JuneEdgardo Mortara, a six-year-old Jewish boy, was seized by papalauthorities and taken to be raised as a Roman Catholic, sparking aninternational controversy.
21 OctoberFrench composer Jacques Offenbach's operetta Orpheus in theUnderworld, featuring music most associated with the can-can (audiofeatured), was first performed at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens inParis.
29 JulyJapan reluctantly signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, anunequal treaty giving the United States various commercial anddiplomatic privileges.
18 JuneCharles Darwin received a manuscript by fellow naturalistAlfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, which prompted Darwin topublish his theory of evolution.
11 MayMinnesota (flag pictured) was carved out of the eastern half ofthe Minnesota Territory and admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
11 FebruaryFourteen-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous reportedthe first of eighteen Marian apparitions in Lourdes, France, resultingin the town becoming a major site for pilgrimages by Catholics.
30 JanuaryThe Hallé, the United Kingdom's oldest extant symphonyorchestra, and the fourth oldest in the world, held their first concertin Manchester.
18 JuneCharles Darwin received a manuscript by fellow naturalistAlfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, which prompted Darwin topublish his theory of evolution.
21 AugustThe first of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and StephenA. Douglas (both pictured), candidates for an Illinois seat in theUnited States Senate, was held in Ottawa, Illinois.
18 JuneCharles Darwin received a manuscript by fellow naturalistAlfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, which prompted Darwin topublish his theory of evolution.
23 JuneEdgardo Mortara, a six-year-old Jewish boy, was seized by papal authorities and taken to be raised as a Roman Catholic, sparking aninternational controversy.
11 FebruaryFourteen-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous reportedthe first of eighteen Marian apparitions in Lourdes, France, resultingin the town becoming a major site for pilgrimages by Catholics.
11 FebruaryFourteen-year-old peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous reported the first of eighteen Marian apparitions in Lourdes, France, resulting in the town becoming a major site for pilgrimages by Catholics.
23 JuneEdgardo Mortara, a six-year-old Jewish boy, was seized by papalauthorities and taken to be raised as a Roman Catholic, sparking aninternational controversy.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1858:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustGaston Doumergue / Politician / France
05 AprilWashington Atlee Burpee / Business Man / Canada
07 January Eliezer Ben-Yehuda / Lexicographer / Belarus
08 MayJ. Meade Falkner / Poet / United Kingdom
10 OctoberMaurice Prendergast / Painter / United States of America
11 DecemberVladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko / Producer / Russia
12 March Adolph Ochs / Publisher / United States of America
15 AugustE. Nesbit / Poet / United Kingdom
15 OctoberJohn L. Sullivan / Actor / United States of America
15 January Giovanni Segantini / Painter / Austria
18 AprilAlexander Shirvanzade / Playwright / Armenia
19 OctoberGeorge Albert Boulenger / Zoologistet / United Kingdom
21 JuneMedardo Rosso / Educator / Italy
22 January Beatrice Webb / Sociologist / United Kingdom
23 NovemberAlbert Ranft / Actor / Sweden
24 January Constance Naden / Poet / United Kingdom
24 SeptemberEugene Foss / Politician / United States of America
25 JuneGeorges Courteline / Author / France
26 JulyTom Garrett / Cricketer / Australia
26 NovemberKatharine Drexel / Nun / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1858:

YearName / Profession / Country
30 NovemberJagdish Chandra Basu / Scientist / India
07 NovemberBipin Chandra Pal / Freedom Fighter / India
18 AprilDhondo Keshav Karve / Activist / India
07 NovemberBipin Chandra Pal / Activist / India
30 NovemberJagadish Chandra Bose / Archaeologist / India

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