On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1858

Historical Events

  • First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service
  • French photographer and balloonist Nadar takes the 1st airborne photo, in a balloon, of French village of Petit-Becetre 80 meters in the air
1858 Highlights

About July 28, 1858

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 163 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo