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Historical Events In 1861

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Oct 22   1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed in the year 1861.  

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

Oct 25   Battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield) in the year 1861.  

Oct 25   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Oct 26   In the year 1861 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 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Nov 07   Battle of Belmont, MO on this day in history.  

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

Nov 08   US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent in the year 1861.  

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

Nov 09   Battle of Piketon, KY on this day in history.  

Nov 10   In the year 1861 robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri)  

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

Nov 14   Frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U) in the year 1861.  

Nov 16   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 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 in the year 1861.  

Nov 28   In the year 1861 confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army  

Nov 28   Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to the CSA on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1861.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

Feb 10   In the year 1861 francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

Feb 12   In the year 1861 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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