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Historical Events In 1861

Thursday, 24 January 2019

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

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

Feb 23   Dutch Premier Floris A van Hall resigns on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 27   In the year 1861 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   Territories of Nevada & Colorado created in the year 1861.  

Feb 28   The Colorado Territory is organized in the year 1861.  

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

Mar 02   Government Printing Office purchases a printing plant, Washington DC in the year 1861.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag  

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

Mar 04   In the year 1861 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 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   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 on this day in history.  

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   Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   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   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 12   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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