On This Day

Historical Events in September 1860

  • Sep 8 Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" sinks after being rammed in a storm on Lake Michigan drowning about 300. Largest loss of life on the Great Lakes.
  • Sep 20 First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)
  • Sep 21 In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao