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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 23 February 2020

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

Oct 24   On this day in history 1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Wash DC)  

Oct 24   First transcontinental telegram sent ending the Pony Express in the year 1861.  

Oct 24   In the year 1861 first transcontinental telegraph sent in the United States.  

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

Oct 25   In the year 1861 friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82  

Oct 26   In the year 1861 pony Express ends  

Oct 26   Richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881) on this day in history.  

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

Nov 02   In the year 1861 american Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.  

Nov 03   On this day in history johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian/archaeologist  

Nov 04   On this day in history university of Washington founded in Seattle  

Nov 06   James A Naismith, inventor (basketball) in the year 1861.  

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

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

Nov 07   On this day in history battle of Belmont, MO  

Nov 08   On this day in history battle of Mount Ivy, KY  

Nov 08   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 battle of Piketon, KY  

Nov 10   Robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri) on this day in history.  

Nov 11   Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24 in the year 1861.  

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

Nov 16   In the year 1861 vaclav Suk, composer  

Nov 19   On this day in history julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper  

Nov 20   Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government in the year 1861.  

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

Nov 22   In the year 1861 battle of Ft McRee, FL  

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

Nov 26   In the year 1861 at Wheeling, a convention adopts a constitution for new state West Virginia  

Nov 26   On this day in history west Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg  

Nov 28   Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army in the year 1861.  

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

Nov 28   Robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1861 birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

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

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born on this day in history.  

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   Frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65 in the year 1861.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 14   In the year 1861 abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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