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Historical Events In 1861

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Aug 28   On this day in history battle of Fort Hatteras NC  

Aug 29   American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina on this day in history.  

Aug 29   Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1861.  

Sep 01   On this day in history grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI  

Sep 03   Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality in the year 1861.  

Sep 06   On this day in history general Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky  

Sep 09   On this day in history sally Tompkins is only Confederate Army female commissioned officer  

Sep 10   On this day in history -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia  

Sep 11   In the year 1861 juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio)  

Sep 13   On this day in history 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla  

Sep 14   In the year 1861 fortunato Santini, composer, dies at 83  

Sep 16   Battle of Princeton WV in the year 1861.  

Sep 17   1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia on this day in history.  

Sep 17   In the year 1861 owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch)  

Sep 20   In the year 1861 battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union  

Sep 22   Fort Fauntleroy (Wingate), rapes Navaho Indians in the year 1861.  

Sep 23   On this day in history edmond H H Allenby, English fieldmarshal/high director (Egypt)  

Sep 25   In the year 1861 secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves  

Sep 26   2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club on this day in history.  

Sep 28   On this day in history pedro De Cordoba, NYC, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur)  

Oct 02   On this day in history former VP John C Breckinridge flees Kentucky  

Oct 04   In the year 1861 frederic Remington, US, artist/sculptor of American West  

Oct 06   Elias Canneman, liberal minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84 in the year 1861.  

Oct 06   On this day in history naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert  

Oct 08   On this day in history theodore Roberts, SF CA, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments)  

Oct 10   On this day in history fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer/humanitarian (Nobel 1922)  

Oct 11   In the year 1861 battle of Dumfries, VA (Quantico Creek)  

Oct 12   Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union's Richmond on Mississippi in the year 1861.  

Oct 12   On this day in history confederate ironclad Manassas attacks Union's Richmond on Mississippi  

Oct 14   On this day in history bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer  

Oct 16   Confederacy starts selling postage stamps on this day in history.  

Oct 16   On this day in history confedercy starts selling postage stamps  

Oct 21   In the year 1861 battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison's Island)  

Oct 21   Edward Dickinson Baker, US attorney/senator, dies in battle at 50 in the year 1861.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of william Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)  

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   In the year 1861 birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

Jan 14   On this day in history birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 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   In the year 1861 frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   On this day in history death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

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

Feb 10   On this day in history francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1861.  

Feb 18   On this day in history louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

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

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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