What Happened on August 2, 1858

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st mailboxes installed in Boston and NYC streets
  • Government of India transferred from East India Company to the British Crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Catherina van Rennes, composer
  • Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen consort of William and Regent of the Netherlands
  • William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)

Famous Deaths

  • A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76