Events in year of 1857

  • 01-06Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
  • 01-097.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon, California
  • 01-151st first-class game in Sydney, NSW vs. Vic at The Domain
  • 01-22National Association of Baseball Players founded, New York
  • 02-16Gallaudet College (National Deaf Mute college) forms (Washington, DC)
  • 02-18Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo
  • 02-21Congress outlaws foreign currency as legal tender in US
  • 02-21US issues flying eagle cents
  • 02-241st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government
  • 02-24LA Vineyard Society organized
  • 03-06Dred Scott Decision: Supreme Court rules slaves cannot be citizens
  • 03-07Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
  • 03-21Earthquake hits Tokyo; about 107,000 die
  • 03-25Frederick Laggenheim takes 1st photo of a solar eclipse
  • 04-21Alexander Douglas patents the bustle
  • 04-27Establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria prohibited
  • 04-29US Army, Pacific Division HQ permanently forms at Presidio (San Francisco)
  • 04-30San Jose State University forms
  • 05-01William Walker, Conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy
  • 05-10Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys of Meerut
  • 05-10Sepoy-revolt in Meerutkazerne, Delhi
  • 05-19William Francis Channing and Moses G Farmer patents electric fire alarm
  • 06-02James Gibbs, Va, patents chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine
  • 06-05Walter Woodbury and James Page open photo studio in Batavia (Djakarta)
  • 06-10England passes an act putting Canada on the decimal currency system
  • 06-15San Francisco Water Works organized
  • 06-2662 receive Victoria Cross
  • 06-26Cawnpore England massacre
  • 06-29Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British)
  • 07-16Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore

People born in year of 1857

  • 01-02Frederick Opper: Cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse & Gaston)
  • 01-02Martha Carey Thomas: Educator / President (Bryn Mawr College)
  • 01-09Henry B Fuller: American writer (Under the Skylights)
  • 01-11Fred[erick J] Archer: English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
  • 01-17Eugene Augustin Lauste: Developer (1st sound-on-film recording)
  • 01-17Wilhelm Kienzl: Austrian composer (Evangelimann)
  • 01-18Otto von Below: German Commandant (WWI)
  • 01-23Andrija Mohorovicic: Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity)
  • 02-02Jan Six: Dutch art historian / art collector
  • 02-09Johannes T de Visser: Theologist / Dutch 1st Minister of Education
  • 02-17Samuel Sidney McClure: Irish-American newspaper editor / publisher
  • 02-18Max Klinger: German graphic artist / painter / sculptor
  • 02-21Jules de Trooz: Baron / Premier of Belgium (1907)
  • 02-22Heinrich Hertz: Physicist, 1st to broadcast and receive radio waves
  • 02-22Robert Baden-Powell: Founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides)
  • 02-28Gustave Adolph Kerker: Composer
  • 03-03Alfred Bruneau: Composer
  • 03-07Julius Wagner von Jauregg: Austria -- Psychiatrist (Nobel 1927)
  • 03-08Ruggiero Leoncavallo: Italian composer (I pagliacci / Zaza)
  • 03-22Arnold Sauwen: Flemish poet (Along the Meuse)
  • 03-22Paul Doumer: Governor-General of Indo-China / 13th President of France (1931-32)
  • 03-23Fannie Farmer: Actress (namesake of a candy company)
  • 03-27Karl Pearson: London, England -- Mathematician
  • 03-27Pearson: Mathematician
  • 04-05Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg: Ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86)
  • 04-10Henry Ernest Dudeney: Mathematician / puzzle maker
  • 04-14Edgar Stillman Kelley: Sparta, Wisconsin -- Composer (Gulliver)
  • 04-18Clarence S Darrow: Defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial
  • 04-19Lucien Levy-Bruhl: Philosopher
  • 04-20Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken: Painter / author (HW Knife Day)

People died in year of 1857

  • 01-20Edward Francis Fitzwilliam: Composer, dies at 32
  • 01-27Dorothea von Benckendorff: Baltic Monarch of Lieven, dies at 72
  • 02-14Johannes B van Bree: Dutch violinist / Composer / conductor, dies at 56
  • 02-14John B van Bree: Violinist / Composer / conductor, dies at 56
  • 02-15Mikhail Glinka: Composer
  • 02-15Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Russian composer, dies at 53
  • 02-16Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers: French engraver, dies at 77
  • 02-16Elisha Kent Kane: Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
  • 02-26Ole Andreas Lindeman: Composer, dies at 88
  • 03-11Manuel Jose Quintana: Spanish Author / Poet (A la paz), dies at 84
  • 03-17Adolph Trube: Composer, dies at 42
  • 03-21Abraham J van der Aa: Lexicographer (Biograph dictionary), dies at 64
  • 05-02LC Alfred the Musset: French Poet (Lesson caprices Marianne)
  • 05-11E Francois Vidocq: French criminalogist / police officer, dies at 81
  • 06-28Joseph Fischhof: Composer, dies at 53
  • 07-15Carl Czerny: Austrian pianist / composer, dies at 66
  • 07-25Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova: Composer, dies at 54
  • 07-29Charles LJL Bonaparte: Corsican / French Prince of Canino, dies at 54
  • 08-01Charles Turner: Engraver
  • 08-10John Wilson Croker: Politician
  • 08-12William Daniel Conybeare: Geologist
  • 09-03M Heinrich C Lichtenstein: German zoologist / explorer, dies at 77
  • 09-18Karol Kazimierz Kurpinski: Composer, dies at 72
  • 10-14Ignacy Marceli Komorowski: Composer, dies at 33
  • 11-07Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner: Composer, dies at 62
  • 11-26Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff: German Poet (That Freier), dies at 69
  • 12-03Christian D Rauch: German sculptor, dies at 80
  • 12-11Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze: Composer, dies at 73

Events in year of 1858

  • 01-01Canada begins using decimal currency system
  • 01-14French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed
  • 01-30William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, "Leap to Freedom"
  • 02-111st apparition of Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes France
  • 02-13Sir Richard Burton and John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa
  • 02-21Edwin T Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • 03-02Frederick Cook, New Orleans, patents a cotton-bale metallic tie
  • 03-08Opera "I Pagliacci" is produced (Naples)
  • 03-09Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox
  • 03-18Dutch Van der Brugghen government resigns
  • 03-23Streetcar patented (E A Gardner of Philadelphia)
  • 03-30Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)
  • 04-121st US billiards championship (Michael J Phelan wins in Detroit)
  • 04-15Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists
  • 05-08John Brown holds antislavery convention
  • 05-11Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state
  • 05-15Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden London
  • 06-16Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
  • 06-21Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
  • 06-29Great fire in London harbor
  • 06-29Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
  • 07-02Partial emancipation of Russian serfs
  • 07-06Lyman Blake patents shoe manufacturing machine
  • 07-20Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Brooklyn 22-18)
  • 07-23Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament
  • 07-26Baron Lionel de Rothschild is 1st Jew elected to British Parliament
  • 07-281st use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by
  • 07-28Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
  • 07-28William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India
  • 07-291st commercial treaty between US and Japan signed

People born in year of 1858

  • 01-05Gustaf af Geijerstam: Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
  • 01-15Giovanni Segantini: Italy -- Painter
  • 01-17Tomas Carrasquilla: Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)
  • 01-19Eugene Brieux: French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • 01-22Beatrice Potter Webb: England, United Kingdom -- Economist
  • 01-22Frederick Lugard: British captain / Baron (Congo)
  • 01-25Giuseppi Radiciotti: Composer
  • 02-14Charles Beach Hawley: Composer
  • 02-15William Pickering: Boston, Massachusetts -- Astronomer (9th and 10th moons of Saturn)
  • 02-16Laurence "Lon" Myers: United States -- Track star (top US miler)
  • 02-17Ernest Ford: Composer
  • 02-18Louise M A: Princess of Belgium
  • 02-24Arnold Dolmetsch: Le Mans, France -- Musician
  • 02-28Jacob P Vis: Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
  • 03-01Georg Simmel: German philosopher / sociologist
  • 03-07Nikolai Artzibushev: Composer
  • 03-13Maximilien Luce: French painter
  • 03-15Liberty Hyde Bailey: US Botanist (Plantbreeding)
  • 03-23Ludwig Quidde: German historian / politician (Nobel prize 1927)
  • 03-27Peter Christian Lutkin: Composer
  • 04-01Arnold Aletrino: Dutch physician-criminologist / author (From Life)
  • 04-01Gaetano Mosca: Italian sociologist (Circulation of Elite)
  • 04-03Matthew Ricketts: 1st Black man elected to Neb State Legislature
  • 04-07Adrien H Gerhard: Dutch socialist politician (SDAP)
  • 04-15Anton G O Ridder Van Rappard: Dutch painter / lithographer / etcher
  • 04-15Emile Durkheim: French sociologist (Division du travail social)
  • 04-19May Robson [Mary J Robison]: Melbourne, Victoria -- Actress (Apple Annie)
  • 04-19Siegfried Ochs: Composer
  • 04-20Auguste Chapuis: Composer
  • 04-22Ethel Mary Smyth: Composer

People died in year of 1858

  • 01-05Johann JWAFK Radetzky von Radetz: Austr Earl / field marshal, dies at 91
  • 01-07Willem Broes: Vicar / Theologist (Textenrol), dies at 91
  • 01-08Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt: Composer, dies at 48
  • 01-27Gerrit van der Linde Jz: Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
  • 02-16Georg F Creuzer: German philological / historian, dies at 86
  • 02-19Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini: Composer, dies at 78
  • 04-03Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm: Austrian composer, dies at 79
  • 04-16Johann Baptist Cramer: German / British pianist / Composer / publisher, dies at 87
  • 06-03Julius Reubke: Composer, dies at 24
  • 06-12Cornelis Smit: Dutch ship builder / ship owner, dies at 74
  • 06-12William Horsley: Composer, dies at 83
  • 06-15Ary Scheffer: Painter / etcher / sculptor, dies at 63
  • 07-06Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek: Composer, dies at 78
  • 08-14George Combe: Phrenologist
  • 09-05Moritz G [Moses] Saphir: Hungarian journalist, dies at 63
  • 09-10Henry Wellington Greatorex: Composer, dies at 44
  • 09-17Dred Scott: US slave (REV-decision Supreme court)
  • 10-10Karl A Varnhagen von Ense: German Author / Poet / diplomat, dies at 73
  • 10-12Ando Hiroshige: Japanese painter, dies at 61
  • 10-26Isac Baker Woodbury: Composer, dies at 39
  • 12-18Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees: Composer, dies at 81
  • 12-27Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely: Composer, dies at 73