Historical Events in May 1860

  • May 3 Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • May 6 SF Olympic Club, 1st US athletic club forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 6 Giuseppe Garibaldi's Mille sets sail from Genoa to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

May 16 -18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln