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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

Jan 31   In the year 1861 franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 12   In the year 1861 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   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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