Newspapers have always served as an essential source of information. They hold irreplaceable data on hundreds of years of history. For the year 1860, some of the important events that can be discovered further through the use of our archive include the beginning of the First Taranaki War, the first meeting of the Italian Parliament, the nomination of John Bell for President of the United States, the opening of the Nightingale Training School and Home for Nurses, the end of the Second Opium War, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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February 26, 1860
A band of Wiyot Indians are massacred by white settlers near Eureka, California.
March 9, 1860
The arrival of the first Japanese embassy to the United States takes place in San Francisco, California.
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.
March 22, 1860
The annexation of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to the newly formed Kingdom of Italy takes place.
April 2, 1860
The first meeting of the Italian Parliament takes place at Turin.
April 3, 1860
The first run of the Pony Express takes place, traveling from Missouri to California.
May 9, 1860
The convention of the United States Constitutional Union Party is held and John Bell is nominated for President.
May 17, 1860
The establishment of the TSV 1860 Munchen German football club takes place.
May 18, 1860
The Republican Party of the United States elects Abraham Lincoln for presidential candidacy.
May 27, 1860
Palermo, Sicily is overtaken by Garibaldi's forces.
June 12, 1860
The formation of the State Bank of the Russian Empire takes place.
July 2, 1860
Vladivostok is incorporated as a city in Russia.
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.
Sep 3–Sep 5, 1860
Karlsruhe, Baden holds the First International Chemistry Congress.
September 10, 1860
The Papal States are invaded by Piedmontese forces.
October 5, 1860
A commission is created by Austria, Britain, France, Prussia and the Ottoman Empire to investigate the massacres of Maronite Christians.
October 17, 1860
The first British Open Championship is played at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland.
October 18, 1860
The Second Opium War ends after the Convention of Peking is held.