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Historical Events In 1862

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Jul 24   Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman) in the year 1862.  

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

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

Jul 27   Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico on this day in history.  

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

Aug 01   Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor in the year 1862.  

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

Aug 05   On this day in history battle of Baton Rouge, LA  

Aug 05   On this day in history thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47  

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   In the year 1862 francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71  

Aug 09   On this day in history battle of Cedar Mountain VA (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)  

Aug 09   On this day in history joseph Bennett Plummer, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 42 or 46  

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   On this day in history gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX  

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

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

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

Aug 16   Amos Alonzo Stagg, football pioneer, inventor (tackling dummy) in the year 1862.  

Aug 17   Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky in the year 1862.  

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   On this day in history battle of Catlett's Station VA  

Aug 22   On this day in history claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)  

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

Aug 22   The birth of Claude Debussy, French composer of 'Clair de lune' on this day in history.  

Aug 23   Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments) in the year 1862.  

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

Aug 27   Battle of Cub Run, VA on this day in history.  

Aug 28   On this day in history battle of 2nd Bull Run  

Aug 28   Battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history birth of sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)  

Jan 08   In the year 1862 birth of frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)  

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   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 in the year 1862.  

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   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   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   James McIntosh, US confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at about 33 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 07   On this day in history frantisek Jan Skroup, composer, dies at 61  

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