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Historical Events In 1862

Friday, 24 January 2020

Jul 24   Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman) on this day in history.  

Jul 24   Martin Van Buren, 8th pres (1837-41), dies in Kinderhook NY at 79 on this day in history.  

Jul 27   In the year 1862 hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die  

Jul 27   On this day in history steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico  

Jul 28   Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo in the year 1862.  

Aug 01   In the year 1862 montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor  

Aug 04   US govt collects its 1st income tax in the year 1862.  

Aug 05   In the year 1862 battle of Baton Rouge, LA  

Aug 05   Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47 in the year 1862.  

Aug 06   Confederate Army ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack on this day in history.  

Aug 06   On this day in history cSA ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack  

Aug 06   On this day in history francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71  

Aug 09   Battle of Cedar Mountain VA (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain) in the year 1862.  

Aug 09   Joseph Bennett Plummer, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 42 or 46 in the year 1862.  

Aug 10   In the year 1862 battle of Nueces River TX  

Aug 11   In the year 1862 carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)  

Aug 12   Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX in the year 1862.  

Aug 12   On this day in history gen John Hunt Morgan and his raiders capture Gallatin, TX  

Aug 14   Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with US president on this day in history.  

Aug 14   On this day in history lincoln receives first group of blacks to confer with US president  

Aug 16   Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy) on this day in history.  

Aug 17   In the year 1862 confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky  

Aug 18   In the year 1862 general Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured  

Aug 21   On this day in history billy Barker discovers gold in creeks running into the Quesnel River; town of Barkerville, BC, grows up around mine; the find sparks a massive gold rush into the Cariboo.  

Aug 21   On this day in history the Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.  

Aug 22   Battle of Catlett's Station VA in the year 1862.  

Aug 22   Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune) in the year 1862.  

Aug 22   In the year 1862 henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51  

Aug 22   In the year 1862 the birth of Claude Debussy, French composer of 'Clair de lune'  

Aug 23   Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments) on this day in history.  

Aug 25   Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves in the year 1862.  

Aug 27   On this day in history battle of Cub Run, VA  

Aug 28   Battle of 2nd Bull Run in the year 1862.  

Aug 28   Battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA in the year 1862.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1862

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1862 birth of sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)  

Jan 08   Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history birth of john E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher  

Jan 23   On this day in history birth of david Hilbert, K√∂nigsberg East Prussia, mathematician  

Jan 24   Edith Wharton[-Jones], US, novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 29   In the year 1862 birth of frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)  

Jan 30   In the year 1862 birth of walter Johannes Damrosch, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1862

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Samuel Colt, inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47 on this day in history.  

Jan 18   In the year 1862 john Tyler, 10th US pres (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71  

Jan 20   Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines died in the year 1862.  

Jan 24   James McIntosh, US confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at about 33 in the year 1862.  

Feb 03   On this day in history jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87  

Feb 07   Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer, dies at 61 in the year 1862.  

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