Fire destroys the new Catholic Cathedral of Montreal in Canada
Saint James Cathedral, the recently built Roman Catholic cathedral on St. Dennis Street in Montreal, Canada was almost completely destroyed in a disastrous fire. The outbreak appeared to have started in the heating ducts. Damage was estimated at more than $100,000. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 386.