On This Day

June 1860 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 Comanche, Iowa, completely destroyed by one of a series of tornadoes
  • Jun 7 Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, San Francisco
  • Jun 9 1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens
  • Jun 12 The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
  • Jun 15 1st White settlement in Idaho (Franklin)
  • Jun 23 US Congress establishes Government Printing Office

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Famous debate on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution held at the Oxford University Museum and dominated by arguments between Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 6 William Inge, English author, theologist and Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, born in Crayke, Yorkshire (d. 1954)
  • Jun 8 Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1940)
  • Jun 18 Hugo Loudon, CEO (Royal Dutch Oil [Shell])
  • Jun 24 Mercedes of Orléans, Queen of Spain, born in Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain (d. 1878)
  • Jun 30 Gyula Andrássy, Jr., Hungarian politician (Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (1918-20)), born in Tőketerebes, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1929)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 24 Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia (1807-13), dies at 75
  • Jun 25 Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, The Māori King, Waikato, New Zealand
  • Jun 29 Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67