Historical Events In 1861
Sunday, 27 September 2020
Oct 22 1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed in the year 1861.
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 on this day in history.
Oct 24 In the year 1861 first transcontinental telegraph sent in the United States.
Oct 25 Battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield) on this day in history.
Oct 25 In the year 1861 friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82
Oct 26 Pony Express ends in the year 1861.
Oct 26 On this day in history richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881)
Nov 01 In the year 1861 gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies
Nov 02 American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter on this day in history.
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 James A Naismith, inventor (basketball) on this day in history.
Nov 06 In the year 1861 jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate pres
Nov 06 On this day in history jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President
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 In the year 1861 uS removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent
Nov 09 1st documented Canadian football game (at U of Toronto) on this day in history.
Nov 09 Battle of Piketon, KY in the year 1861.
Nov 10 Robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri) in the year 1861.
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) on this day in history.
Nov 16 On this day in history vaclav Suk, composer
Nov 19 On this day in history julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper
Nov 20 In the year 1861 secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.
Nov 21 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet in the year 1861.
Nov 22 In the year 1861 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 on this day in history.
Nov 26 West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg on this day in history.
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 Robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54 in the year 1861.