On This Day

Historical Events in June 1857

  • Jun 1 Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) is published.
  • Jun 2 James Gibbs of Virginia, patents the chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine
  • Jun 5 Walter Woodbury and James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Jakarta)
  • Jun 10 Britain passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
  • Jun 15 San Francisco Water Works organized

Historic Event

Jun 26 The first 62 recipients are awarded the Victoria Cross for valour in the Crimean war by Queen Victoria

  • Jun 27 Bibighar massacre of 120 British women and children following the siege of Cawnpore

Historic Event

Jun 27 James Donnelly becomes engaged in a drunken brawl with Patrick Farrell, who suffers a fatal blow to the head. Farrell dies two days later, which makes James Donnelly a wanted man and draws the Donnelly family into the notorious feud

  • Jun 29 Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British)