On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1858

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs US President James Buchanan for 1st time by transatlantic telegraph cable, he replies ""it is a triumph more glorious, because far more useful to mankind, than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle."

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Achleitner, German writer, born in Straubing, Germany (d. 1927)
1858 Highlights

About August 16, 1858

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo