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Notable Historical Events - 1860

1860Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad

1860Thomas Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry

1860-18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate

1860Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

1860Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.

1860Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president

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