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Historical Events In 1861

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Feb 22   In the year 1861 on a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration  

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 on this day in history.  

Feb 23   On this day in history president-elect Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington DC to take office  

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

Feb 27   Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy in the year 1861.  

Feb 27   In the year 1861 russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland  

Feb 27   In the year 1861 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   On this day in history territories of Nevada & Colorado created  

Feb 28   In the year 1861 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [OS=Feb 19]  

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

Mar 04   On this day in history abraham Lincoln is sworn in as US President.  

Mar 04   Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1861 provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army  

Mar 07   Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN on this day in history.  

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   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   Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution on this day in history.  

Mar 13   In the year 1861 jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers  

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 in the year 1861.  

Mar 17   On this day in history 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   Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born in the year 1861.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

Jan 13   On this day in history 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   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born in the year 1861.  

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   In the year 1861 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   In the year 1861 hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 in the year 1861.  

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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