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The City of Delhi Before the Siege - The Illustrated London News Jan 16, 1858
- March 3 France and the United Kingdom formally declare war on China, in the Second Opium War.
- March 3 The largest slave auction in United States history is held, dubbed The Weeping Time. Over a 2-day period (starting March 2), Pierce M. Butler sells 436 men, women, children, and infants, all of whom are kept in stalls meant for horses at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia, for weeks beforehand.
- March 4 – James Buchanan is sworn in, as the 15th President of the United States.
- March 6 – Dred Scott v. Sandford: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Blacks are not citizens and slaves can not sue for freedom, driving the country further towards the American Civil War (the ruling is not overturned until the 14th Amendment is adopted, in 1868).
- April 4 – The Anglo-Persian War ends.
- May 10 – Indian Rebellion of 1857: The 3rd Light Cavalry of the British East India Company's army rebels against its British officers, thus beginning the rebellion.
- May 11 – Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian combatants capture Delhi from the British East India Company.
- May 15 – Spanish financial group, Banco Santander founded in Cantabria, Spain.
- May 28 – Banco de Bilbao, as predecessor of BBVA was founded in Spain.
- June 12 – American mercenary William Walker is overthrown as ruler of Nicaragua, by Honduran general Florencio Xatruch.
- July 1–November 19 – Indian Rebellion of 1857: Siege of Lucknow.
- July 15 – Indian Rebellion of 1857: The second massacre at Kanpur takes place.
- September 20 – In India, British forces recapture Delhi, compelling the surrender of Bahadur Shah II, the last Mughal emperor.
- October 13 – Panic of 1857: New York banks close, and do not reopen until December 12.
- November 1 – The Indus Valley Region (i.e., Pakistan Region) is incorporated into Southern Asia as part of British India, for the next 90 years.
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|Title||Born||Place of birth||Died||Summary|
|5 January 1955||Author|
|Christian Michelsen||15 March 1857||Norway|
|29 June 1925||Journalist|
|Thorstein Veblen||30 July 1857||Wisconsin|
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|William Howard Taft||15 September 1857||United States|
|8 March 1930|