What Happened in July 1858

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 1st Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cent)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Jul 2 Partial emancipation of Russian serfs
  • Jul 6 Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine
  • Jul 17 Recovery of the bell of HMS Lutine from ship's wreck, hung from rostrum in Lloyd's of London's Underwriting Room
  • Jul 20 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
  • Jul 20 Gathering of Plombieres - Napoleon III meets Cavour
  • Jul 23 Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament
  • Jul 26 Baron Lionel de Rothschild becomes the 1st Jewish person elected to the British Parliament
  • Jul 28 First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
  • Jul 28 Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
  • Jul 29 Treaty of Amity and Commerce/Harris Treaty signed between US & Japan opening Japanese ports to trade

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Maria "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Maarten Stranger, born (d. 1917)
  • Jul 9 Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), born in Minden, Westphalia, Prussia (d. 1942)
  • Jul 10 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • Jul 13 Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 15 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), born in Moss Side, Manchester (d. 1928)

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Jul 16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège
  • Jul 20 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21 Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain, born in Židlochovice Castle, Moravia (d. 1929)
  • Jul 21 Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist, born in Sandhurst, Victoria (d. 1941)
  • Jul 24 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
  • Jul 26 Tommy Garrett, Australian cricketer (original Australian Test player), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • Jul 31 Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
  • Jul 6 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer, dies at 78