In London, Lord Derby's attempt to form a new government is defeated

After a three day debate on the Queen's Speech to the new Parliament following the recent general election, the opposition coalition of Whigs, Radicals, and Liberals rejected a Conservative attempt to continue minority government. Earl Derby, the returning Prime Minister, resigned the following week and the Opposition coalition took power on June 18, 1859 with Lord Palmerston as Prime Minister. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 116.
Date Certainty
Exact
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US/the World
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