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Historical Events In 1861

Friday, 24 May 2019

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

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!) on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   In the year 1861 georgia seceded from the Union.  

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

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

Jan 21   In the year 1861 mississippi Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate, 12 days before Mississippi seceded from the Union.  

Jan 22   On this day in history karel Stecker, composer  

Jan 23   Agoston Haraszthy, first vintner in Sonoma Valley, imports 100,000 cuttings of 350 varieties from Europe in the year 1861.  

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   In the year 1861 louisiana becomes 6th state to secede  

Jan 29   In the year 1861 kansas becomes 34th state  

Jan 29   Kansas becomes the 34th state of the Union in the year 1861.  

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   In the year 1861 friedrich Hebbel's "Siegfrieds Tod," premieres in Weimar  

Jan 31   In the year 1861 state of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans  

Feb 01   On this day in history dike breaks in Gelderland Netherlands  

Feb 01   On this day in history texas votes to secede from the Union.  

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 in the year 1861.  

Feb 04   Confederate constitutional convention meets for first time, Montgomery AL, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi &South Carolina elect Jefferson Davis President of Confederacy on this day in history.  

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

Feb 05   On this day in history first moving picture peep show machine is patented by Samuel Goodale  

Feb 05   Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia PA on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of william Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)  

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born in the year 1861.  

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

Jan 31   On this day in history franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies in the year 1861.  

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Mar 10   On this day in history josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

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

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