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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Jul 21   Battle of first Bull Run on this day in history.  

Jul 21   Francis Stebbins Bartow, Confederate colonel, dies in battle at 44 on this day in history.  

Jul 21   The first major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va-South wins on this day in history.  

Jul 22   In the year 1861 barnard Elliot Bee, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 37  

Jul 23   In the year 1861 alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16)  

Jul 24   Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, (W)VA on this day in history.  

Jul 25   Washington DC in the year 1861.  

Jul 27   Battle of Mathias Point, VA on this day in history.  

Jul 27   Union Gen George McClellan took command of Potamic Army in the year 1861.  

Jul 29   In the year 1861 alica Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, 1st wife of Theodore Roosevelt  

Jul 31   9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam: world record in the year 1861.  

Aug 01   In the year 1861 brazil recognizes Confederacy  

Aug 01   On this day in history sam Jones, cricketer (Australian batsman of 1880's)  

Aug 02   Skirmish at Dug Springs, MI on this day in history.  

Aug 03   Federal fleet bombs Galveston Texas on this day in history.  

Aug 03   First manned balloon from a ship used to observe Confederate artillery position at Hampton Roads, VA in the year 1861.  

Aug 05   Enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years in the year 1861.  

Aug 05   US Army abolishes flogging on this day in history.  

Aug 05   US levies its first Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800) on this day in history.  

Aug 06   Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 2nd wife of Theodore Roosevelt on this day in history.  

Aug 06   In the year 1861 lexington KY-Union milt camp forms in neutral state  

Aug 08   William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics") on this day in history.  

Aug 09   Wilhelm Berger, composer on this day in history.  

Aug 10   In the year 1861 almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist  

Aug 10   Battle of Wilson's Creek MO (Springfield, Oak Hills)-Gen Lyon killed on this day in history.  

Aug 10   In the year 1861 nathaniel Lyon, US Union brig-gen, dies in battle at 43  

Aug 12   Skirmish at Texas-rebels are attacked by Apache Indians in the year 1861.  

Aug 14   In the year 1861 79th NY troops mutinies  

Aug 14   On this day in history bion Joseph Arnold, electrical engineer/inventor  

Aug 15   In the year 1861 lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MO  

Aug 16   In the year 1861 pres Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy  

Aug 19   Confederacy Congress allies with govt of MO on this day in history.  

Aug 20   On this day in history skirmish at Jonesboro MO  

Aug 27   Battle of Cape Hatteras SC-Union troops take Ft Clark on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died in the year 1861.  

Jan 31   On this day in history franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 12   In the year 1861 hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 in the year 1861.  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1861.  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1861.  

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