On This Day

Historical Events in May 1860

  • May 3 Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden
  • May 6 San Francisco Olympic Club, 1st US athletic club forms

Historic Event

May 6 Giuseppe Garibaldi's Mille sets sail from Genoa to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

Presidential Convention

May 16 -18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate