Historical Events in October 1860

  • Oct 8 Telegraph line between LA & SF opens
  • Oct 12 British & French troops capture Beijing
  • Oct 13 1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon), Boston
  • Oct 15 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard
  • Oct 17 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland
  • Oct 18 The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.