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Historical Events In 1861

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 23   President-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington DC to take office on this day in history.  

Feb 26   On this day in history ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18)  

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   Warsaw Massacre Russians fire on crowd demonstrating against Russian rule of Poland in the year 1861.  

Feb 28   On this day in history territories of Nevada & Colorado created  

Feb 28   On this day in history the Colorado Territory is organized.  

Mar 02   Government Printing Office purchases 1st printing plant, Washington on this day in history.  

Mar 02   On this day in history government Printing Office purchases a printing plant, Washington DC  

Mar 02   In the year 1861 uS Congress creates Dakota &Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska &Utah territories  

Mar 03   Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1861.  

Mar 06   Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army on this day in history.  

Mar 07   Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN in the year 1861.  

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

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

Mar 09   Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000 on this day in history.  

Mar 10   On this day in history el Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali.  

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

Mar 11   Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution in the year 1861.  

Mar 13   On this day in history jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers  

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

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   Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1861 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born in the year 1861.  

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

Jan 18   In the year 1861 birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1861 death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

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

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

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

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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