What Happened in June 1860

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 Comanche, Iowa, completely destroyed by one of a series of tornadoes
  • Jun 7 Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, SF
  • Jun 9 1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens
  • Jun 12 The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • Jun 15 1st White settlement in Idaho (Franklin)
  • Jun 23 Congress establishes Government Printing Office

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Famous debate on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution held at the Oxford University Museum and dominated by arguments between Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 William R Inge, English theologist/Deacon St Paul's Cathedral
  • Jun 8 Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (d. 1940)
  • Jun 18 Hugo Loudon, CEO (Royal Dutch Oil [Shell])
  • Jun 20 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • Jun 24 Mercedes of Orleans, queen of Spain (d. 1878)
  • Jun 25 Gustave Charpentier, French composer (opera Louise)
  • Jun 30 Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs (1918-20)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 25 Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, The Māori King, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Jun 29 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67