1860 in History – What happened in year 1860

In history, year 1860 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 1860.

Know what happened in 1860:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
09 AprilOn his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville made the oldest known recording of an audible human voice, when he recorded himself singing the French folk song 'Au Clair de la Lune'.
20 DecemberSouth Carolina became the first of eleven slave states tosecede from the United States, leading to the eventual creation of theConfederate States of America and later the American Civil War.
21 September Second Opium War-Anglo-French forces earned a decisive victoryagainst Qing Dynasty troops in the Battle of Palikao, allowing them tocapture Beijing.
24 March Ronin samurai of the Mito Domain assassinated Japanese Chief Minister Ii Naosuke, upset with his role in the opening of Japan to foreign powers.
20 DecemberSouth Carolina became the first of eleven slave states tosecede from the United States, leading to the eventual creation of theConfederate States of America and later the American Civil War.
29 DecemberTo counter the French Navy's La Gloire, the world's firstironclad warship, the British Royal Navy launched the world's firstiron-hulled armoured battleship, HMS Warrior.
21 SeptemberSecond Opium War-Anglo-French forces earned a decisive victoryagainst Qing Dynasty troops in the Battle of Palikao, allowing them tocapture Beijing.
05 MayLed by Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi (pictured), thevolunteer Expedition of the Thousand set sail from Genoa on a campaignto conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
09 AprilOn his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott deMartinville made the oldest known recording of an audible human voice,when he recorded himself singing 'Au clair de la lune'.
17 MarchThe First Taranaki War began at Waitara, New Zealand, markingan important phase of the New Zealand land wars.
20 DecemberSouth Carolina became the first of eleven slave states to secede from the United States, leading to the eventual creation of theConfederate States of America and later the American Civil War.
21 SeptemberSecond Opium War-Anglo-French forces earned a decisive victory against Qing dynasty troops in the Battle of Palikao, allowing them tocapture Beijing.
30 JuneSeven months after the publication of Charles Darwin's On theOrigin of Species, several prominent British scientists and philosophersparticipated in an evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum inOxford, England.
20 DecemberSouth Carolina became the first of eleven slave states to secede from the United States, leading to the eventual creation of theConfederate States of America and later the American Civil War.
21 SeptemberSecond Opium War-Anglo-French forces earned a decisive victory against Qing dynasty troops in the Battle of Palikao, allowing them to capture Beijing.
05 MayLed by Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi, the volunteer Expedition of the Thousand set sail from Genoa on a campaign to conquerthe Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
03 AprilThe Pony Express, a mail service that became the most directmeans of long distance communication to the American West, beganoperation.
24 MarchRonin samurai of the Mito Domain assassinated Japanese ChiefMinister Ii Naosuke, upset with his role in the opening of Japan toforeign powers.
17 MarchThe First Taranaki War began at Waitara, New Zealand, marking an important phase of the New Zealand land wars.
09 AprilOn his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville made the oldest known recording of an audible human voice, when he recorded himself singing 'Au clair de la lune'.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1860:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January John Cassidy / Painter / Ireland
01 January Dan Katchongva / Activist / United States of America
01 January Michele Lega / Cardinal / Italy
07 MayTom Norman / Business Man / United Kingdom
07 January Emanuil Manolov / Composer / Bulgaria
08 DecemberAmanda McKittrick Ros / Poet / Ireland
10 SeptemberMarianne von Werefkin / Painter / Russia
15 AugustHenrietta Vinton Davis / Actress / United States of America
18 NovemberIgnacy Jan Paderewski / Pianist / Poland
18 February Anders Zorn / Artist / Sweden
21 SeptemberWilson Kettle / Centenarian / Canada
23 AprilJustinian Oxenham / Public Servant / Australia
23 NovemberHjalmar Branting / Politician / Sweden
25 JuneGustave Charpentier / Composer / France
25 January Charles Curtis / Politician / United States of America
25 February William Ashley / Academic / United Kingdom
29 MayIsaac Albéniz / Pianist / Spain
29 JulyCharles Cochrane-Baillie / Politician / United Kingdom
30 AugustIsaac Levitan / Painter / Russia
31 JulyMary Vaux Walcott / Painter / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1860:

YearName / Profession / Country
10 AugustVishnu Narayan Bhatkhande / Singer / India

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