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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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   First transcontinental telegraph sent in the United States in the year 1861.  

Oct 25   Battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield) on this day in history.  

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

Oct 26   On this day in history pony Express ends  

Oct 26   On this day in history richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881)  

Nov 01   Gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies on this day in history.  

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   Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian/archaeologist in the year 1861.  

Nov 04   In the year 1861 university of Washington founded in Seattle  

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

Nov 06   Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate pres on this day in history.  

Nov 06   Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President in the year 1861.  

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

Nov 08   Battle of Mount Ivy, KY on this day in history.  

Nov 08   On this day in history uS removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent  

Nov 09   On this day in history 1st documented Canadian football game (at U of Toronto)  

Nov 09   In the year 1861 battle of Piketon, KY  

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

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

Nov 14   On this day in history frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U)  

Nov 16   In the year 1861 vaclav Suk, composer  

Nov 19   Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper on this day in history.  

Nov 20   In the year 1861 secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.  

Nov 21   Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet on this day in history.  

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

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   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   On this day in history robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54  

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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 in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

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

Jan 31   In the year 1861 franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

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

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

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

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