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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.
There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?
A band of Wiyot Indians are massacred by white settlers near Eureka, California. Read More
The arrival of the first Japanese embassy to the United States takes place in San Francisco, California.
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.
The annexation of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to the newly formed Kingdom of Italy takes place.
The first meeting of the Italian Parliament takes place at Turin. Read More
The first run of the Pony Express takes place, traveling from Missouri to California. Read More
The convention of the United States Constitutional Union Party is held and John Bell is nominated for President.
The establishment of the TSV 1860 Munchen German football club takes place. Read More
The Republican Party of the United States elects Abraham Lincoln for presidential candidacy.
Palermo, Sicily is overtaken by Garibaldi's forces. Read More
The formation of the State Bank of the Russian Empire takes place. Read More
Vladivostok is incorporated as a city in Russia. Read More
The opening of the Florence Nightingale influenced Nightingale Training School and Home for Nurses takes place at St Thomas' Hospital in London.
Karlsruhe, Baden holds the First International Chemistry Congress. Read More
The Papal States are invaded by Piedmontese forces. Read More
A commission is created by Austria, Britain, France, Prussia and the Ottoman Empire to investigate the massacres of Maronite Christians.
The first British Open Championship is played at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. Read More
The Second Opium War ends after the Convention of Peking is held. Read More
New Zealand experiences a Maori revolt. Read More
Abraham Lincoln wins the presidential election, becoming the first Republican to become President of the United States.
The All the Year Round magazine publishes the first installment of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
South Carolina leaves the United States Union, becoming the first state to do so. Read More
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