On This Day

What Happened in June 1860

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 Comanche, Iowa, completely destroyed by one of a series of tornadoes
  • Jun 7 Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, San Francisco
  • Jun 9 1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens
  • Jun 12 The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • Jun 15 1st White settlement in Idaho (Franklin)
  • Jun 23 US Congress establishes Government Printing Office

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Famous debate on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution held at the Oxford University Museum and dominated by arguments between Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, born in Crayke, Yorkshire (d. 1954)
  • Jun 8 Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1940)
  • Jun 18 Hugo Loudon, CEO (Royal Dutch Oil [Shell])
  • Jun 20 Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1885-99, 11 Tests), born in Maryborough, Victoria, Australia (d. 1937)
  • Jun 24 Mercedes of Orléans, Queen of Spain, born in Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain (d. 1878)
  • Jun 25 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1956)
  • Jun 30 Gyula Andrássy, Jr., Hungarian politician (Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (1918-20)), born in Tőketerebes, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1929)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 25 Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, The Māori King, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Jun 29 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67