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 Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I

King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II
King of Sardinia and Italy
Victor Emmanuel II

1859 Highlights

About June 24, 1859

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer