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1858 1859 1860


  • France begins construction of the Suez Canal.
  • Battle of Solferino.
  • Romania is established through the union of the voivodeships of Moldova and Muntenia. Prince Alexendru Ioan Cuza becomes its first ruler.
  • Former President Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Mrs Grant visit Tokyo.
  • Francisco Ferrer is born.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville dies.


  • March 22: John Fletcher Pershing marries Ann Elizabeth Thompson. They produce John Joseph Pershing on September 13, 1860.
  • November 24: Charles Darwin's Origin of Soecies is published. The first run of 1,250 copies sells out the first day.
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