On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1858

Historical Events

  • First ascent of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestChristiaan Eijkman

Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1929), born in Nijkerk, Netherlands (d. 1930)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman

1858 Highlights

About August 11, 1858

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo