Historical Events in June 1857

  • Jun 1 Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) is published.
  • Jun 2 James Gibbs of Virginia, patents the chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine
  • Jun 5 Walter Woodbury & James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Jakarta)
  • Jun 10 Britain passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
  • Jun 15 San Francisco Water Works organized

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Jun 26 The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Jun 27 Bibighar massacre of 120 British women and children following the seige of Cawnpore

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Jun 27 James Donnelly becomes engaged in a drunken brawl with Patrick Farrell, who suffers a fatal blow to the head. Farrell dies two days later, which makes James Donnelly a wanted man and draws the Donnelly family into the notorious feud

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • Jun 29 Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British)