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Historical Events In 1861

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

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

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   In the year 1861 battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)  

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

Oct 26   Pony Express ends on this day in history.  

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   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   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   In the year 1861 james A Naismith, inventor (basketball)  

Nov 06   In the year 1861 jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate pres  

Nov 06   In the year 1861 jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President  

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

Nov 08   In the year 1861 battle of Mount Ivy, KY  

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   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   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   Vaclav Suk, composer in the year 1861.  

Nov 19   In the year 1861 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 22   Battle of Ft McRee, FL on this day in history.  

Nov 24   Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens on this day in history.  

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

Nov 26   On this day in history west Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg  

Nov 28   On this day in history 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.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   On this day in history birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

Jan 18   On this day in history 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 in the year 1861.  

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

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 in the year 1861.  

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

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1861.  

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