A serious earthquake rocks most of the eastern Mediterranean
A deadly earthquake was felt throughout the eastern Mediterranean. The Greek Islands were particularly effected, with loss of life serious in Corfu, more than a hundred dead on Rhodes, while on Crete 538 people were killed and 6,512 buildings destroyed. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1858 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1857), 366.