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

Thomas J. Walsh

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

1859 Highlights

About June 12, 1859

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini