August 2, 1858 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 1st mailboxes installed in Boston & NYC streets
  • Government of India transferred from East India Company to the British Crown

Birthdays in History

  • Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen consort of William and Regent of the Netherlands
  • William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)

Deaths in History

  • A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76