Historical Events For Year 1860

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February 26, 1860

A band of Wiyot Indians are massacred by white settlers near Eureka, California. Read More

March 9, 1860

The arrival of the first Japanese embassy to the United States takes place in San Francisco, California.
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March 17, 1860

The beginning of the First Taranaki War takes place in New Zealand due to the refusal of the Maori to sell land to British settlers.
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March 22, 1860

The annexation of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to the newly formed Kingdom of Italy takes place.
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April 2, 1860

The first meeting of the Italian Parliament takes place at Turin. Read More

April 3, 1860

The first run of the Pony Express takes place, traveling from Missouri to California. Read More

May 9, 1860

The convention of the United States Constitutional Union Party is held and John Bell is nominated for President.
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May 17, 1860

The establishment of the TSV 1860 Munchen German football club takes place. Read More

May 18, 1860

The Republican Party of the United States elects Abraham Lincoln for presidential candidacy.
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May 27, 1860

Palermo, Sicily is overtaken by Garibaldi's forces. Read More

June 12, 1860

The formation of the State Bank of the Russian Empire takes place. Read More

July 2, 1860

Vladivostok is incorporated as a city in Russia. Read More

July 9, 1860

The opening of the Florence Nightingale influenced Nightingale Training School and Home for Nurses takes place at St Thomas' Hospital in London.
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Sep 3–Sep 5, 1860

Karlsruhe, Baden holds the First International Chemistry Congress. Read More

September 10, 1860

The Papal States are invaded by Piedmontese forces. Read More

October 5, 1860

A commission is created by Austria, Britain, France, Prussia and the Ottoman Empire to investigate the massacres of Maronite Christians.
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October 17, 1860

The first British Open Championship is played at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. Read More

October 18, 1860

The Second Opium War ends after the Convention of Peking is held. Read More

October 19, 1860

New Zealand experiences a Maori revolt. Read More

November 6, 1860

Abraham Lincoln wins the presidential election, becoming the first Republican to become President of the United States.
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December 1, 1860

The All the Year Round magazine publishes the first installment of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
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December 20, 1860

South Carolina leaves the United States Union, becoming the first state to do so. Read More