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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Oct 22   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 first transcontinental telegraph sent in the United States.  

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

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

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1861.  

Nov 03   Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian/archaeologist on this day in history.  

Nov 04   University of Washington founded in Seattle in the year 1861.  

Nov 06   James A Naismith, inventor (basketball) in the year 1861.  

Nov 06   Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate pres on this day in history.  

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   Battle of Mount Ivy, KY in the year 1861.  

Nov 08   US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent in the year 1861.  

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

Nov 09   In the year 1861 battle of Piketon, KY  

Nov 10   In the year 1861 robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri)  

Nov 11   In the year 1861 pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24  

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

Nov 16   Vaclav Suk, composer in the year 1861.  

Nov 19   On this day in history julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper  

Nov 20   On this day in history secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.  

Nov 21   In the year 1861 joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet  

Nov 22   In the year 1861 battle of Ft McRee, FL  

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   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   On this day in history confederate congress officially admits Missouri to the CSA  

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   In the year 1861 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   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 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   On this day in history frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   In the year 1861 death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 in the year 1861.  

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

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1861.  

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 in the year 1861.  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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