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Historical Events In 1861

Saturday, 23 March 2019

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

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

Feb 26   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th President of the United States  

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

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

Mar 04   In the year 1861 lincoln inaugurated as 16th President; first time US has 5 former Presidents living  

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

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

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

Mar 08   In the year 1861 st Augustine FL surrenders to Union armies  

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

Mar 09   Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000 in the year 1861.  

Mar 10   On this day in history 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   Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution in the year 1861.  

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

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   In the year 1861 confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain  

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 in the year 1861.  

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

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1861 birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born on this day in history.  

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   Frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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