On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1857

Historical Events

  • Bibighar massacre of 120 British women and children following the siege of Cawnpore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Donnelly becomes engaged in a drunken brawl with Patrick Farrell, who suffers a fatal blow to the head. Farrell dies two days later, which makes James Donnelly a wanted man and draws the Donnelly family into the notorious feud

Squatter James Donnelly
James Donnelly

1857 Highlights

About June 27, 1857

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer