Harrisburg, Pennsylvania elects Democrat William H. Kepner as its first mayor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the state capital, had previously been under a burgess government but after its incorporation moved towards a mayoral system. William H. Kepner, a millstone manufacturer and a Democrat was elected as the first Mayor of Harrisburg. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 285.