On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1864

Historical Events

  • Canada's worst railway accident: Grand Trunk Railway train crashes onto a barge on the Richelieu River killing 100 people
  • Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England

Famous Birthdays

  • Anton Beer-Walbrun, German composer, born in Kohlberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • Ashutosh Mukherjee, Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician described as the "Banglar Bagh" (Tiger of Bengal), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1924)
  • Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, born in Poggio Mirteto, Italy (d. 1932)
1864 Highlights

About June 29, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer