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Historical Events In 1861

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

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) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)  

Oct 25   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82 in the year 1861.  

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 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 in the year 1861.  

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

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

Nov 06   James A Naismith, inventor (basketball) on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 09   On this day in history battle of Piketon, KY  

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

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   In the year 1861 julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper  

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

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

Nov 22   On this day in history battle of Ft McRee, FL  

Nov 24   Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens in the year 1861.  

Nov 26   At Wheeling, a convention adopts a constitution for new state West Virginia in the year 1861.  

Nov 26   In the year 1861 west Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg  

Nov 28   In the year 1861 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   Robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1861.  

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

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

Jan 14   In the year 1861 birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

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

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born in the year 1861.  

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   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   On this day in history francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

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   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1861.  

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