1858 in History – What happened in year 1858

✅ Published on April 4th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1858 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 januaryThe Hallé, the United Kingdom's oldest extant symphony orchestra, and the fourth oldest in the world, held their first concert in Manchester.
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.
10 aprilBig Ben, the bell in the Palace of Westminster clock tower in London, was cast after the original bell had cracked during testing.
11 mayMinnesota was carved out of the eastern half ofthe Minnesota Territory and admitted as the 32nd U.S. state.
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 papalauthorities and taken to be raised as a Roman Catholic, sparking aninternational controversy.
29 julyJapan reluctantly signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, anunequal treaty giving the United States various commercial anddiplomatic privileges.
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.
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.
16 JuneThe Battle of Morar was fought during the First Indian War of Independence.
17 JuneRani Laxmibai of Jhansi, the heroine of the Indian independence struggle of 1857, was martyred.
28 JulyThe first use of thumbprints as a mark of identification by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Administrative Service.
29 JulyThe US and Japan signed Harris Confederate.
10 SeptemberGeorge Marie Sarle discovered the asteroid 55 Pandora.
01 NovemberThe rule of India went from the East India Company to the ruler of Britain, and now the Viceroy was appointed to replace the Governor General.
07 NovemberIndian revolutionary, teacher and journalist Bipin Chandra Paul was born.
02 AugustThe Government of India Act was passed by the British Government.
16 AugustA telegraph message from Queen Victoria of Britain to US President James Bushman was broadcast via Trans Atlantic Cable.
17 AugustFirst bank opened in the American province of Hawaiian Islands.
28 AugustThe British William James Herschel, who recognized fingerprints, was born.
11 DecemberBankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Yadunath Bose became the first Bachelor of Arts subjects from the University of Calcutta.
24 AprilFreedom fighter Kunwar Singh died.
01 JanuaryCanada started using the currency system.
21 FebruaryEdwin T. Holmes built the first electric thief alarm (Boston, Mass.).
18 MarchDutch van der Bruggen resigned from the government.
15 AprilBattle of Azimghur, defeated Mexican Spanish.
15 MayThe Royal Italian Opera Covent Garden opened in London.
20 JuneThe last rebels of the 1857 Indian Rebellion in Gwalior surrendered.
26 JulyBaron Lionel de Rothschild was the first Jewish person elected to the British Parliament.
02 AugustThe Government of India transferred the East India Company to the British Crown.

Famous birthdays in the year 1858:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustHans Rott / Organist / Austria
03 OctoberEleonora Duse / Actress / United States of America
07 January Eliezer Ben-Yehuda / Lexicographer / Belarus
09 OctoberMihajlo Pupin / Chemist / United States of America
10 OctoberMaurice Prendergast / Painter / United States of America
11 DecemberVladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko / Producer / Russia
12 March Adolph Ochs / Publisher / United States of America
15 SeptemberCharles de Foucauld / Priest / France
15 AugustE. Nesbit / Poet / United Kingdom
16 JulyEugène Ysaÿe / Violinist / Belgium
17 JuneEben Sumner Draper / Politician / United States of America
19 JuneSam Walter Foss / Poet / United States of America
21 JulyLovis Corinth / Painter / Germany
22 January Beatrice Webb / Sociologist / United Kingdom
22 DecemberGiacomo Puccini / Educator / Italy
22 MayBelmiro de Almeida / Painter / Brazil
26 JulyTom Garrett / Cricketer / Australia
27 OctoberSaitō Makoto / Politician / Japan
27 OctoberTheodore Roosevelt / Politician / United States of America
31 MayGraham Wallas / Psychologist / United Kingdom

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1858:

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