On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1858

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

First transatlantic telegraph cable lands at Trinity Bay, Newfoundland spearheaded by Cyrus West Field (will fail after 3 weeks)

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson

1858 Highlights

About August 5, 1858

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 162 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo