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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 23 February 2020

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

Jan 15   In the year 1861 steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis  

Jan 17   On this day in history flush toilet (with seperate water tank and a pull chain) patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)  

Jan 17   In the year 1861 flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)  

Jan 18   American Civil War on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Georgia joins the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 19   Georgia becomes 5th state to secede on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Georgia joins the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Georgia seceded from the Union on this day in history.  

Jan 19   MS troops take Fort Massachusetts an Ship Island in the year 1861.  

Jan 21   On this day in history jefferson Davis of Mississippi & 4 other southern senators resign  

Jan 21   Mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate, 12 days before Mississippi seceded from the Union on this day in history.  

Jan 22   Karel Stecker, composer on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history agoston Haraszthy, first vintner in Sonoma Valley, imports 100,000 cuttings of 350 varieties from Europe  

Jan 24   Arsenal at Augusta GA seized by Confederacy in the year 1861.  

Jan 24   On this day in history arsenal at Augusta, Ga seized by Confederacy  

Jan 24   On this day in history federal troops from Fort Monroe are sent to Fort Pikens  

Jan 26   In the year 1861 louisiana becomes 6th state to secede  

Jan 29   Kansas becomes 34th state on this day in history.  

Jan 29   Kansas becomes the 34th state of the Union on this day in history.  

Jan 30   On this day in history charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, Mulhouse Alsace, composer  

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

Jan 31   Friedrich Hebbel's "Siegfrieds Tod," premieres in Weimar in the year 1861.  

Jan 31   State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans on this day in history.  

Feb 01   In the year 1861 dike breaks in Gelderland Netherlands  

Feb 01   In the year 1861 texas votes to secede from the Union.  

Feb 02   On this day in history mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)  

Feb 04   In the year 1861 confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time, Montgomery Ala, Ga, Fla, La, Miss & SC elect Jefferson Davis pres of Confederacy  

Feb 04   Confederate constitutional convention meets for first time, Montgomery AL, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi &South Carolina elect Jefferson Davis President of Confederacy in the year 1861.  

Feb 05   1st moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale in the year 1861.  

Feb 05   First moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia PA in the year 1861.  

Feb 05   In the year 1861 louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   In the year 1861 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 in the year 1861.  

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