What Happened on July 8, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • King Charles XV/Carl IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway

Famous Birthdays

  • Hank O'Day, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher/umpire/manager (umpire 10 World Series), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1935)

Famous Deaths

  • Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway (1844-59), dies at 60