On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1859

Famous Birthdays

  • Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure, born in Menston, Yorkshire, England (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWalter Hunt

Walter Hunt, American inventor (safety pin, sewing machine), dies at 62

Inventor Walter Hunt
Walter Hunt

1859 Highlights

About June 8, 1859

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini