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Historical Events In 1861

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Feb 22   On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration on this day in history.  

Feb 23   In the year 1861 by popular referendum, Texas becomes 7th state to secede from US  

Feb 23   In the year 1861 dutch Premier Floris A van Hall resigns  

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

Feb 26   In the year 1861 ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18)  

Feb 27   Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy on this day in history.  

Feb 27   Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland in the year 1861.  

Feb 27   US Congress authorizes first stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing in the year 1861.  

Feb 27   Warsaw Massacre Russians fire on crowd demonstrating against Russian rule of Poland in the year 1861.  

Feb 28   Territories of Nevada & Colorado created on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1861 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] in the year 1861.  

Mar 04   In the year 1861 abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th President of the United States  

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

Mar 04   In the year 1861 confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag  

Mar 04   Lincoln inaugurated as 16th President; first time US has 5 former Presidents living on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history president Lincoln opens Government Printing Office  

Mar 06   On this day in history provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army  

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 in the year 1861.  

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

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

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

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 11   In the year 1861 confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution  

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   In the year 1861 arizona Territory votes to leave the Union  

Mar 16   Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain in the year 1861.  

Mar 17   Italy declares independence; Kingdom of Italy proclaimed in the year 1861.  

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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 in the year 1861.  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

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

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

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

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   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died in the year 1861.  

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   In the year 1861 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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