What Happened on October 8, 1856

Historical Events

  • The Second Opium War or second Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River

Famous Deaths

  • Théodore Chassériau, Dominican-French Romantic painter, muralist, and youngest artist exhibited at the Louvre museum, dies at 37
1856 Highlights

About October 8, 1856

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra