On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1859

Historical Events

  • Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered, first major silver discovery in the US

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestThomas J. Walsh

Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin (d. 1933)

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh

1859 Highlights

About June 12, 1859

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini