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Historical Events In 1861

Friday, 19 April 2019

Oct 22   1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed on this day in history.  

Oct 24   1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Wash DC) in the year 1861.  

Oct 24   On this day in history first transcontinental telegram sent ending the Pony Express  

Oct 24   On this day in history first transcontinental telegraph sent in the United States.  

Oct 25   In the year 1861 battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)  

Oct 25   On this day in history friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82  

Oct 26   Pony Express ends on this day in history.  

Oct 26   Richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881) in the year 1861.  

Nov 01   Gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies in the year 1861.  

Nov 02   American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1861 johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian/archaeologist  

Nov 04   University of Washington founded in Seattle on this day in history.  

Nov 06   On this day in history james A Naismith, inventor (basketball)  

Nov 06   In the year 1861 jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate pres  

Nov 06   On this day in history jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President  

Nov 07   In the year 1861 battle of Belmont, MO  

Nov 08   In the year 1861 battle of Mount Ivy, KY  

Nov 08   In the year 1861 uS removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent  

Nov 09   1st documented Canadian football game (at U of Toronto) in the year 1861.  

Nov 09   Battle of Piketon, KY in the year 1861.  

Nov 10   Robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri) in the year 1861.  

Nov 11   On this day in history pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24  

Nov 14   In the year 1861 frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U)  

Nov 16   On this day in history vaclav Suk, composer  

Nov 19   Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper in the year 1861.  

Nov 20   Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government on this day in history.  

Nov 21   On this day in history joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet  

Nov 22   Battle of Ft McRee, FL in the year 1861.  

Nov 24   In the year 1861 luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens  

Nov 26   On this day in history at Wheeling, a convention adopts a constitution for new state West Virginia  

Nov 26   West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg on this day in history.  

Nov 28   On this day in history confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army  

Nov 28   On this day in history confederate congress officially admits Missouri to the CSA  

Nov 28   In the year 1861 robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54  

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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 in the year 1861.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1861.  

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

Feb 10   In the year 1861 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   In the year 1861 josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

Mar 14   On this day in history abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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