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Historical Events In 1862

Saturday, 20 July 2019

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   Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die in the year 1862.  

Jul 27   In the year 1862 steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico  

Jul 28   Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo on this day in history.  

Aug 01   On this day in history montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor  

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

Aug 05   Battle of Baton Rouge, LA on this day in history.  

Aug 05   Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47 on this day in history.  

Aug 06   Confederate Army ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack in the year 1862.  

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

Aug 06   Francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71 in the year 1862.  

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 on this day in history.  

Aug 10   Battle of Nueces River TX in the year 1862.  

Aug 11   On this day in history carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)  

Aug 12   In the year 1862 gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX  

Aug 12   Gen John Hunt Morgan and his raiders capture Gallatin, TX on this day in history.  

Aug 14   Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with US president in the year 1862.  

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

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   On this day in history general Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured  

Aug 21   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 in the year 1862.  

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   On this day in history claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)  

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

Aug 22   On this day in history 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   On this day in history secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves  

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   On this day in history battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA  

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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 in the year 1862.  

Jan 03   Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 17   John E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 24   In the year 1862 birth of edith Wharton[-Jones], US, novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth)  

Jan 29   Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer was born in the year 1862.  

Famous Deaths In 1862

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1862 death of mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801)  

Jan 05   On this day in history joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81  

Jan 10   Samuel Colt, inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47 in the year 1862.  

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

Jan 20   In the year 1862 death of felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines  

Jan 24   On this day in history james McIntosh, US confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at about 33  

Feb 03   In the year 1862 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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