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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 03 July 2022

Oct 22   1st telegraph line linking West & East coasts completed on this day in history.  

Oct 24   In the year 1861 1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Wash DC)  

Oct 24   In the year 1861 first transcontinental telegram sent ending the Pony Express  

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

Oct 25   In the year 1861 battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield)  

Oct 25   Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

Oct 26   In the year 1861 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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history university of Washington founded in Seattle  

Nov 06   In the year 1861 james A Naismith, inventor (basketball)  

Nov 06   On this day in history 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   Battle of Belmont, MO on this day in history.  

Nov 08   Battle of Mount Ivy, KY on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 09   Battle of Piketon, KY on this day in history.  

Nov 10   Robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history vaclav Suk, composer  

Nov 19   Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper on this day in history.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 28   In the year 1861 confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army  

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

Nov 28   On this day in history robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54  

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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 in the year 1861.  

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

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1861.  

Mar 10   In the year 1861 josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

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

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