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Historical Events In 1861

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

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

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

Oct 24   First transcontinental telegram sent ending the Pony Express on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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) in the year 1861.  

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

Nov 02   On this day in history 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   On this day in history university of Washington founded in Seattle  

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

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

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

Nov 07   Battle of Belmont, MO in the year 1861.  

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

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

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

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

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   Frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U) on this day in history.  

Nov 16   Vaclav Suk, composer on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens  

Nov 26   At Wheeling, a convention adopts a constitution for new state West Virginia on this day in history.  

Nov 26   West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg in the year 1861.  

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

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

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   On this day in history birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   In the year 1861 birth of william Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

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 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died in the year 1861.  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   On this day in history louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   On this day in history josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

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

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