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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Jun 20   Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jun 25   On this day in history western Virginia campaign  

Jun 28   In the year 1861 leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest  

Jun 29   In the year 1861 elizabeth Barrett-Browning, writer, dies at 55  

Jun 29   William James Mayo, surgeon/co-founder Mayo clinic in Minnesota in the year 1861.  

Jun 30   CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade in the year 1861.  

Jul 01   In the year 1861 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF  

Jul 01   On this day in history first public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF  

Jul 01   Samuel D Riddle, horse owner (Man 'o War) in the year 1861.  

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

Jul 02   Peter A de Genestet, vicar/poet, dies at 31 in the year 1861.  

Jul 03   Colonal Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general on this day in history.  

Jul 03   In the year 1861 peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer)  

Jul 03   Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY in the year 1861.  

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

Jul 05   In the year 1861 battle of Carthage, MO  

Jul 05   On this day in history engagement at Carthage, Missouri  

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

Jul 07   On this day in history john Willis Ellis, US governor of NC (1858-61), dies  

Jul 08   CS Gen Sibley is given command of rebel troops in NM territory in the year 1861.  

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

Jul 11   Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

Jul 13   In the year 1861 robert Selden Garnett, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 41  

Jul 14   Gen McDowell advances toward Fairfax Courthouse, VA with 40,000 troops in the year 1861.  

Jul 16   In the year 1861 battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought  

Jul 17   Congress authorizes paper money in the year 1861.  

Jul 18   Battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA US57 CS68 on this day in history.  

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   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   On this day in history birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

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   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

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   On this day in history death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

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   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 10   In the year 1861 josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1861.  

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