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Historical Events In 1861

Monday, 16 May 2022

Jun 20   On this day in history arthur Battelle Whiting, composer  

Jun 24   On this day in history battle of Mathias Point, VA-US attacks Confederate batteries  

Jun 24   Tennessee becomes 11th (&last) state to secede from US in the year 1861.  

Jun 25   In the year 1861 western Virginia campaign  

Jun 28   Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest on this day in history.  

Jun 29   Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, writer, dies at 55 in the year 1861.  

Jun 29   William James Mayo, surgeon/co-founder Mayo clinic in Minnesota on this day in history.  

Jun 30   CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade on this day in history.  

Jul 01   1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF on this day in history.  

Jul 01   In the year 1861 first public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF  

Jul 01   In the year 1861 samuel D Riddle, horse owner (Man 'o War)  

Jul 02   In the year 1861 battle of Hoke's Run, WV  

Jul 02   Peter A de Genestet, vicar/poet, dies at 31 on this day in history.  

Jul 03   Colonal Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general in the year 1861.  

Jul 03   On this day in history peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer)  

Jul 03   Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY on this day in history.  

Jul 04   In the year 1861 in a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops  

Jul 05   Battle of Carthage, MO in the year 1861.  

Jul 05   Engagement at Carthage, Missouri on this day in history.  

Jul 07   Battle of Laurel Hill, VA in the year 1861.  

Jul 07   In the year 1861 john Willis Ellis, US governor of NC (1858-61), dies  

Jul 08   On this day in history cS Gen Sibley is given command of rebel troops in NM territory  

Jul 10   Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia & says Union troops will not enter that state on this day in history.  

Jul 11   In the year 1861 anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer  

Jul 11   In the year 1861 battle of Laurel Mountain VA-Gen Morris forces retreat of rebels  

Jul 12   Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer on this day in history.  

Jul 13   Battle of Corrick's Ford, VA (Carrick's Ford) in the year 1861.  

Jul 13   Robert Selden Garnett, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 41 in the year 1861.  

Jul 14   On this day in history gen McDowell advances toward Fairfax Courthouse, VA with 40,000 troops  

Jul 16   Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought on this day in history.  

Jul 17   In the year 1861 congress authorizes paper money  

Jul 18   Battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA US57 CS68 in the year 1861.  

Jul 20   In the year 1861 confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va  

Jul 21   1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va-South wins in the year 1861.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of william Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born in the year 1861.  

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   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 in the year 1861.  

Feb 10   In the year 1861 francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

Feb 12   On this day in history hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   On this day in history louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1861.  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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