Events

Type Date spansort icon Title
Foreign 08/04/185808/05/1858 Queen Victoria visits France
Foreign 08/02/1858 Great Britain replaces the East India Company as the official ruler of India and ends the Indian Mutiny
Crime/Disasters 08/02/1858 Fire completely destroys the Antwerp Bourse
08/02/1858 Train crash in upstate New York kills and injures many passengers.
Dickinsonian 07/29/1858 Former Dickinson College president Jeremiah Atwater dies, aged eighty-five
Foreign 07/26/1858 Lionel de Rothschild finally takes his seat in the British Parliament
Foreign 07/25/185807/26/1858 H.M.S. Cyclops bombards Jeddah
Crime/Disasters 07/23/1858 American sailing vessel capsizes during a gale and fifteen passengers and crew are lost
Cultural 07/20/1858 Admission charged to a Baseball Park for the first time
Foreign 07/20/1858 Napoleon III of France and Count Cavour of Piedmont meet in secret in southern France to plot war with Austria
Business/Industry 07/19/1858 Boston-built steam yacht delivered to the Viceroy of Egypt
Lawmaking/Litigating 07/17/1858 United States signs a commercial treaty with Belgium in Washington, D.C.
Personal 07/17/1858 John Anthony Quitman, Mexican War general and Mississippi advocate of secession, dies on his plantation in Natchez
Crime/Disasters 07/16/1858 Five killed in Erie Railroad accident in upstate New York
Legal/Political 07/14/1858 Turkish admiral ends his visit to United States
Crime/Disasters 07/13/1858 Mining disaster in Pennsylvania
Crime/Disasters 07/12/1858 Massive explosion and fire at a fireworks factory in London
Legal/Political 07/10/1858 Lincoln replies to Douglas’s speech in Chicago, Illinois
Crime/Disasters 07/10/1858 City Marshal of Lexington, Kentucky dies in the performance of his duty
Campaigns/Elections 07/09/1858 Senator Douglas launches his campaign with a speech in Chicago, Illinois