< MDCCCLVIII = 1858 >
Events in 1858
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|14 February:|| ||This Chinese New Year the Snake makes room for the Year of the Horse.|
|19 February:|| ||Charles Eastman, physician and writer of mixed Santee Sioux and Anglo-American descent, is born Hakadah in a reservation near Redwood Falls, Minnesota.|
|18 March:|| ||Rudolf Diesel, German inventor and mechanical engineer, is born in Paris.|
|29 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|3 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1274 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|4 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|10 April:|| ||The clock in the tower of the Palace of Westminster in London, famous for its Big Ben bell, is completed.|
|23 April:|| ||Max Planck, Nobel Prize winning German physicist, is born in Kiel.|
|3 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|23 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|10 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|17 July:|| ||British colonial magistrate William Herschel has local businessman Rajyadhar Konai sign a contract by making a hand print on the paper to “frighten him out of all thought of repudiating his signature”, a week before inventing the system of fingerprints for personal identification.|
|28 July:|| ||Fingerprints are first used by British colonial magistrate William Herschel in India as a means of identification, following examples in ancient Babylon, Rome and East Asia.|
|20 Augustus:|| ||Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|27 October:|| ||Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States, is born in New York.|
|20 November:|| ||Emile Peugeot applies for the lion trademark of Peugeot, building bicycles since 1830, founded in 1810 as a coffee mill company.|
|22 December:|| ||Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer, is born in Lucca in Tuscany.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1858
Chief Seattle, Clemens von Metternich, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen, Michael Faraday, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Gioachino Rossini, Thomas Carlyle, James Braid, Michael Thonet, Eugène Delacroix, George Biddell Airy, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Hector Berlioz, Hans Christian Andersen, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Franz Liszt, Charles Dickens, Giuseppe Verdi, David Livingstone, Richard Wagner, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Giovanni Caselli, Werner von Siemens, Henry David Thoreau, Bahá-’u-’lláh, Karl Marx, James Joule, Gustave Courbet, Léon Foucault, Alexandrina Victoria, Eduard Douwes Dekker, Charles Baudelaire, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Jules Antoine Lissajous, Gregor Mendel, Louis Pasteur, Bedřich Smetana, Anton Bruckner, Lord Kelvin, Bernhard Riemann, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, James Maxwell, Gustave Doré, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Piet Paaltjens, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Aleksandr Stoletov, Paul Cézanne, Modest Mussorgsky, Émile Zola, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Louis Le Prince, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Vincent van Gogh, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Oscar Wilde, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner and Heinrich Hertz celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1858 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1762, 1773, 1779, 1790, 1802, 1813, 1819, 1830, 1841 and 1847 in the century before it and 1869, 1875, 1886, 1897, 1909, 1915, 1926, 1937, 1943 and 1954 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1858 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 January 2018.