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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 09 August 2020

Jun 20   Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer in the year 1861.  

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 in the year 1861.  

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

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 in the year 1861.  

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

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

Jul 01   Samuel D Riddle, horse owner (Man 'o War) on this day in history.  

Jul 02   On this day in history battle of Hoke's Run, WV  

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

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

Jul 03   Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer) in the year 1861.  

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   In the year 1861 engagement at Carthage, Missouri  

Jul 07   Battle of Laurel Hill, VA on this day in history.  

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

Jul 08   In the year 1861 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   Battle of Laurel Mountain VA-Gen Morris forces retreat of rebels on this day in history.  

Jul 12   Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer in the year 1861.  

Jul 13   On this day in history battle of Corrick's Ford, VA (Carrick's Ford)  

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

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   Congress authorizes paper money in the year 1861.  

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   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   On this day in history birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

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

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

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 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 in the year 1861.  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   In the year 1861 death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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