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Historical Events In 1861

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Aug 28   Battle of Fort Hatteras NC on this day in history.  

Aug 29   American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina in the year 1861.  

Aug 29   Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Sep 01   In the year 1861 grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI  

Sep 03   In the year 1861 confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality  

Sep 06   In the year 1861 general Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky  

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

Sep 10   -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia in the year 1861.  

Sep 11   Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio) in the year 1861.  

Sep 13   1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla in the year 1861.  

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

Sep 16   Battle of Princeton WV on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1861 edmond H H Allenby, English fieldmarshal/high director (Egypt)  

Sep 25   Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves on this day in history.  

Sep 26   2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club in the year 1861.  

Sep 28   In the year 1861 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   Frederic Remington, US, artist/sculptor of American West in the year 1861.  

Oct 06   On this day in history elias Canneman, liberal minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84  

Oct 06   Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert on this day in history.  

Oct 08   Theodore Roberts, SF CA, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments) in the year 1861.  

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

Oct 11   On this day in history battle of Dumfries, VA (Quantico Creek)  

Oct 12   Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union's Richmond on Mississippi on this day in history.  

Oct 12   In the year 1861 confederate ironclad Manassas attacks Union's Richmond on Mississippi  

Oct 14   In the year 1861 bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer  

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

Oct 16   In the year 1861 confedercy starts selling postage stamps  

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

Oct 21   On this day in history edward Dickinson Baker, US attorney/senator, dies in battle at 50  

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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   In the year 1861 birth of william Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born in the year 1861.  

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 in the year 1861.  

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   In the year 1861 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   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 in the year 1861.  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies in the year 1861.  

Feb 12   On this day in history 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   On this day in history abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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