Historical Events in October 1860

  • Oct 8 Telegraph line between LA & SF opens
  • Oct 12 British & French troops capture Beijing
  • Oct 13 1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon), Boston

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Oct 15 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard

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  • Oct 17 1st British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Willie Park Sr. wins inaugural event by 2 strokes from fellow Scot Tom Morris Sr
  • Oct 18 The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.