On This Day

Historical Events in June 1858

  • Jun 2 Donati Comet 1st seen named after its discoverer

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Jun 16 Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

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Jun 21 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe

Chess Player Paul Morphy
Chess Player
Paul Morphy
  • Jun 29 Great fire in London docks
  • Jun 29 Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia