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Historical Events In 1861

Monday, 16 September 2019

Oct 22   In the year 1861 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 in the year 1861.  

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

Oct 25   Battle of Wilson's Creek, MI (Springfield) in the year 1861.  

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

Oct 26   Pony Express ends in the year 1861.  

Oct 26   Richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881) in the year 1861.  

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 04   University of Washington founded in Seattle on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President  

Nov 07   In the year 1861 battle of Belmont, MO  

Nov 08   On this day in history battle of Mount Ivy, KY  

Nov 08   On this day in history uS removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent  

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

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   Pedro V van Alcantara, king of Portugal (1853-61), dies at 24 on this day in history.  

Nov 14   On this day in history frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U)  

Nov 16   Vaclav Suk, composer in the year 1861.  

Nov 19   Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper in the year 1861.  

Nov 20   On this day in history 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 in the year 1861.  

Nov 26   In the year 1861 at Wheeling, a convention adopts a constitution for new state West Virginia  

Nov 26   In the year 1861 west Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg  

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

Nov 28   On this day in history confederate congress officially admits Missouri to the CSA  

Nov 28   In the year 1861 robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54  

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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   On this day in history birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

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   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

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 in the year 1861.  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   On this day in history 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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