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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 07 August 2022

Feb 22   On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration in the year 1861.  

Feb 23   By popular referendum, Texas becomes 7th state to secede from US in the year 1861.  

Feb 23   Dutch Premier Floris A van Hall resigns in the year 1861.  

Feb 23   In the year 1861 president-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington DC to take office  

Feb 26   Ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18) in the year 1861.  

Feb 27   In the year 1861 rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy  

Feb 27   Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland on this day in history.  

Feb 27   On this day in history uS Congress authorizes first stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing  

Feb 27   On this day in history warsaw Massacre Russians fire on crowd demonstrating against Russian rule of Poland  

Feb 28   Territories of Nevada & Colorado created in the year 1861.  

Feb 28   In the year 1861 the Colorado Territory is organized.  

Mar 02   On this day in history government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant, Washington  

Mar 02   Government Printing Office purchases a printing plant, Washington DC on this day in history.  

Mar 02   US Congress creates Dakota &Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska &Utah territories on this day in history.  

Mar 03   On this day in history russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom  

Mar 03   Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [OS=Feb 19] on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th President of the United States on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Abraham Lincoln is sworn in as US President in the year 1861.  

Mar 04   Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag in the year 1861.  

Mar 04   Lincoln inaugurated as 16th President; first time US has 5 former Presidents living in the year 1861.  

Mar 04   President Lincoln opens Government Printing Office on this day in history.  

Mar 06   Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army in the year 1861.  

Mar 07   On this day in history riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN  

Mar 08   St Augustine FL surrenders to Union armies on this day in history.  

Mar 08   On this day in history st Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies  

Mar 09   On this day in history confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000  

Mar 10   El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali in the year 1861.  

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

Mar 11   On this day in history confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution  

Mar 13   Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers on this day in history.  

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

Mar 16   Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union on this day in history.  

Mar 16   Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain on this day in history.  

Mar 17   In the year 1861 italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1861 birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

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

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

Feb 10   Francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1861.  

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

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1861.  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1861.  

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