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 JulyVelma Caldwell Melville / Poet / United States of America
03 AprilJacob Gaudaur / Rower / Canada
04 January Carter Glass / Politician / United States of America
10 January Heinrich Zille / Photographer / Germany
11 January Harry Gordon Selfridge / Business Man / United Kingdom
11 DecemberVladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko / Producer / Russia
15 JulyEmmeline Pankhurst / Activist / United Kingdom
15 March Liberty Hyde Bailey / Academic / United States of America
15 OctoberJohn L. Sullivan / Actor / United States of America
16 SeptemberBonar Law / Politician / United Kingdom
17 JuneEben Sumner Draper / Politician / United States of America
18 March Rudolf Diesel / Engineer / Germany
19 JuneSam Walter Foss / Poet / United States of America
21 JulyAlfred Henry O'Keeffe / Painter / New Zealand
23 AprilMax Planck / Academic / Germany
23 NovemberAlbert Ranft / Actor / Sweden
25 January Mikimoto Kōkichi / Business Man / Japan
27 DecemberJuan Luis Sanfuentes / Politician / Chile
28 February Tore Svennberg / Actor / Sweden
31 JulyRichard Dixon Oldham / Seismologist / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1858:

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

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