Historical Events for Year 1860
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Jan 1st - Slavery ends of in Neth Indies
Jan 20th - Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes
Jan 28th - Britain formally returns Mosquito Coast to Nicaragua
Jan 29th - American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX
Feb 1st - 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
Feb 3rd - Thomas Clemson takes office as 1st US superintendent of agriculture
Feb 10th - John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
Feb 13th - King Basse Kajuara departs Boni South-Celebes
Feb 16th - Dutch Rochussen/Van Bosse government resigns
Feb 22nd - Organized baseball played in SF for 1st time
Feb 22nd - Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Ms, strike successfully for higher wages
Feb 27th - Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
Mar 5th - Parma, Tuscany, Modena and Romagna vote in referendums to join the Kingdom of Sardinia.
Mar 9th - 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in SF en route to Washington
US President Abraham Lincoln Mar 12th - Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists
Mar 17th - Japanese embassy arrives aboard Candinmarruh [sic]
Mar 21st - US extradition treaty with Sweden
Mar 24th - Clipper Andrew Jackson arrives in SF, 89 days out of NY
Mar 27th - M L Byrn patents "covered gimlet screw with a 'T' handle" (corkscrew)
Mar 28th - First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins (New Zealand).
Mar 29th - Dion Boucicault's "Colleen Bawn" premieres in NYC
Apr 2nd - 1st Italian Parliament met at Turin
Apr 3rd - Pony Express began between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
Apr 6th - Joseph Smith III, creates the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by reorganizing the previous church organized by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr.
Apr 7th - Grand duke Frederik I liberalizes laws in Bathe
Apr 13th - 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento Calif
Apr 14th - 1st Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo
Apr 23rd - Dem convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery
Confederate General Stonewall Jackson Apr 27th - Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry
Apr 30th - Navaho indians attack Fort Defiance (Canby)
May 3rd - Charles XV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
May 6th - SF Olympic Club, 1st US athletic club forms
May 6th - Giuseppe Garibaldi's Mille sets sail from Genoa to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
May 16th - -18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate
May 17th - German football club TSV 1860 München is founded
May 18th - Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
May 26th - Giuseppe Garibaldi occupies Palermo, Italy
Jun 3rd - Comanche, Iowa, completely destroyed by one of a series of tornadoes
Jun 7th - Workmen start laying track for Market Street Railroad, SF
Jun 9th - 1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens
Jun 12th - The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.
Jun 15th - 1st White settlement in Idaho (Franklin)
Jun 23rd - Congress establishes Government Printing Office
Jun 30th - The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place.
Jul 9th - Temperature hits 115°F in Ft Scott & 112°F in Topeka Kansas
Jul 19th - 1st railroad reaches Kansas
Jul 25th - 1st US intercollegiate billiard match (Harvard vs Yales)
Aug 3rd - American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY
Aug 3rd - The Second Maori War begins in New Zealand.
Aug 5th - Carl IV of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Norway in Trondheim.
Aug 8th - Queen of Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) arrives in NYC
Aug 11th - US's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev)
Aug 30th - 1st British tram opens (Birkenhead)
Sep 7th - Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan
Sep 8th - Loss of steamer, "Lady Elgin"
Sep 20th - First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)
Sep 21st - In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
Oct 8th - Telegraph line between LA & SF opens
Oct 12th - British & French troops capture Beijing
Oct 13th - 1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon), Boston
Oct 15th - 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard
Oct 17th - 1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland
Oct 18th - The Second Opium War finally ends at the Convention of Peking with the ratification of the Treaty of Tientsin, an unequal treaty.
Nov 6th - Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President
Dec 17th - Anaheim Township created in Los Angeles County
Dec 20th - South Carolina secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
Dec 24th - Joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle" premieres in NYC
Dec 26th - Maiden voyage of 1st steamship owned by 1 man (C Vanderbilt)
Dec 26th - Major Robert Anderson, under cover of darkness, concentrated his small force at Ft Sumter
Dec 26th - The first ever inter-club football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England.
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Dec 28th - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
Dec 29th - The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.