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Historical Events In 1861

Thursday, 09 April 2020

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

Jan 15   On this day in history steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis  

Jan 17   Flush toilet (with seperate water tank and a pull chain) patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!) in the year 1861.  

Jan 17   Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!) in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   American Civil War in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   On this day in history georgia joins the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War.  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1861 georgia becomes 5th state to secede  

Jan 19   Georgia joins the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War in the year 1861.  

Jan 19   On this day in history georgia seceded from the Union.  

Jan 19   MS troops take Fort Massachusetts an Ship Island on this day in history.  

Jan 21   In the year 1861 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   In the year 1861 karel Stecker, composer  

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   On this day in history arsenal at Augusta GA seized by Confederacy  

Jan 24   Arsenal at Augusta, Ga seized by Confederacy on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1861 federal troops from Fort Monroe are sent to Fort Pikens  

Jan 26   On this day in history louisiana becomes 6th state to secede  

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

Jan 29   In the year 1861 kansas becomes the 34th state of the Union.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 31   On this day in history state of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans  

Feb 01   Dike breaks in Gelderland Netherlands in the year 1861.  

Feb 01   Texas votes to secede from the Union in the year 1861.  

Feb 02   In the year 1861 mehmed VI, last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)  

Feb 04   Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time, Montgomery Ala, Ga, Fla, La, Miss & SC elect Jefferson Davis pres of Confederacy on this day in history.  

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

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

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   Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1861 birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

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

Mar 14   In the year 1861 abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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