Historical Events in April 1858

  • Apr 10 "Big Ben", a 13.76 tonne bell, is recast in the Tower of Westminster
  • Apr 12 1st US billiards championship (Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit)
  • Apr 15 Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • Apr 16 The Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is wound up.