On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1858

Historical Events

Historic 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."

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? 163 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo