On This Day

What Happened in July 1858

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 1st Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cent)

Historic Event

Jul 1 The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society

  • Jul 2 Partial emancipation of Russian serfs
  • Jul 6 Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine
  • Jul 17 Recovery of the bell of HMS Lutine from ship's wreck, hung from rostrum in Lloyd's of London's Underwriting Room
  • Jul 20 Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)

Meeting of Interest

Jul 20 Gathering of Plombieres - Napoleon III meets Cavour

  • Jul 23 Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament
  • Jul 26 Baron Lionel de Rothschild becomes the 1st Jewish person elected to the British Parliament
  • Jul 28 First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
  • Jul 28 French photographer and balloonist Nadar takes the 1st airborne photo, in a balloon, of French village of Petit-Becetre 80 meters in the air
  • Jul 29 Treaty of Amity and Commerce/Harris Treaty signed between US and Japan opening Japanese ports to trade

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 5 Maria "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Maarten Stranger, (d. 1917)
  • Jul 9 Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), born in Minden, Westphalia, Prussia (d. 1942)
  • Jul 10 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • Jul 13 Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)

Emmeline Pankhurst

Jul 15 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), born in Moss Side, Manchester (d. 1928)

  • Jul 16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège (d. 1931)
  • Jul 20 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21 Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • Jul 21 Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain, born in Židlochovice Castle, Moravia (d. 1929)
  • Jul 21 Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist, born in Sandhurst, Victoria (d. 1941)
  • Jul 24 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920), born in NYC, New York (d. 1922)
  • Jul 26 Tom Garrett, Australian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, TS 51no, 34 wickets; NSW CA), born in Wollongong, Australia (d. 1943)
  • Jul 31 Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 3 Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
  • Jul 6 Jan Emmanuel Doležálek, Bohemian organist and composer, dies at 78