Events

Type Date spansort icon Title
Lawmaking/Litigating 12/06/1858 The second session of the 35th Congress opens in Washington, DC
Lawmaking/Litigating 12/06/185812/22/1858 The second session of the 35th Congress is sitting in Washington, DC
Religion/Philosophy 11/28/1858 First Sunday in Advent
Personal 11/26/1858 Katherine Mary Drexel born in Philadelphia
Foreign 11/25/1858 Montalembert is tried and convicted for libel in a French imperial court
Lawmaking/Litigating 11/25/1858 Vermont passes a new Personal Liberty Law
Lawmaking/Litigating 11/22/1858 The city of Denver is founded in Colorado and named for the territorial governor
Foreign 11/18/1858 Big Ben sounds for the first time
Personal 11/17/1858 Robert Owen dies in Wales, aged eighty
Personal 11/11/1858 James Garfield marries Lucretia Randolph in Ohio
Lawmaking/Litigating 11/10/1858 The United States and Chile agree to submit the long standing "Macedonia" dispute for arbitration
Personal 11/08/1858 Benjamin Franklin Butler, former Attorney General of the United States, dies in Paris
Foreign 11/07/1858 Mexican liberals begin to advance westward towards Mexico City in hopes of winning the War of the Reform
Personal 11/06/1858 Samuel Eli Cornish, pioneer black journalist and abolitionist, dies in Brooklyn
Personal 11/03/1858 Harriet Taylor Mill, wife of and collaborator with John Stuart Mill, dies at Avignon in France
Campaigns/Elections 11/02/1858 Illinois Democrats retain control of the state legislature in the November 1858 election
Religion/Philosophy 11/02/1858 Quakers moderate their demands in marriage and in dress
Religion/Philosophy 11/01/1858 All Saints Day
Foreign 11/01/1858 Queen Victoria is proclaimed throughout India as Queen; Lord Canning is to be the first Viceroy of India
Legal/Political 11/01/1858 A Reform Association is constituted in Baltimore to attempt to bring order to the city