On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1859

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and a Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcomes the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II
Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I
Austro-Hungarian Emperor
Franz Joseph I
Emperor of France Napoleon III
Emperor of France
Napoleon III

1859 Highlights

About June 24, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer