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Historical Events In 1861

Monday, 18 February 2019

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

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

Oct 25   On this day in history battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)  

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

Oct 26   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian/archaeologist  

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

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

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

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

Nov 08   US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Nov 16   In the year 1861 vaclav Suk, composer  

Nov 19   Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper in the year 1861.  

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   Battle of Ft McRee, FL in the year 1861.  

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 in the year 1861.  

Nov 26   West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg on this day in history.  

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

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

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   Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12) was born in the year 1861.  

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

Jan 18   In the year 1861 birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

Jan 31   On this day in history franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

Feb 10   In the year 1861 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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 14   On this day in history abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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