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Historical Events In 1861

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

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

Jun 24   Battle of Mathias Point, VA-US attacks Confederate batteries in the year 1861.  

Jun 24   Tennessee becomes 11th (&last) state to secede from US on this day in history.  

Jun 25   Western Virginia campaign in the year 1861.  

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 in the year 1861.  

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

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

Jul 01   First public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF in the year 1861.  

Jul 01   On this day in history samuel D Riddle, horse owner (Man 'o War)  

Jul 02   Battle of Hoke's Run, WV on this day in history.  

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

Jul 03   In the year 1861 colonal Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general  

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

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

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

Jul 07   In the year 1861 battle of Laurel Hill, VA  

Jul 07   John Willis Ellis, US governor of NC (1858-61), dies in the year 1861.  

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

Jul 10   In the year 1861 lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia & says Union troops will not enter that state  

Jul 11   In the year 1861 anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer  

Jul 11   Battle of Laurel Mountain VA-Gen Morris forces retreat of rebels in the year 1861.  

Jul 12   In the year 1861 anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer  

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   In the year 1861 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   On this day in history congress authorizes paper money  

Jul 18   In the year 1861 battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA US57 CS68  

Jul 20   On this day in history confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va  

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

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

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

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

Jan 17   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1861 louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

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

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

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