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Historical Events In 1862

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

May 15   Confederate cruiser The Alabama runs aground near London in the year 1862.  

May 15   Department of Agriculture created on this day in history.  

May 15   On this day in history general Benjamin F Butler issues "Woman's Order" - women of New Orleans to be treated as whores as a result of their treatment of Union soldiers  

May 16   Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir builds 1st automobile on this day in history.  

May 16   Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir builds first automobile on this day in history.  

May 16   Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 in the year 1862.  

May 17   Battle of Princeton WV, ends, about 128 casualities in the year 1862.  

May 18   In the year 1862 freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist  

May 18   William H Keim, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 48 on this day in history.  

May 19   Homestead Act becomes law provides cheap land for settlement of West in the year 1862.  

May 20   Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of the West in the year 1862.  

May 20   On this day in history homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West  

May 22   August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor in the year 1862.  

May 23   In the year 1862 battle at Front Royal VA  

May 23   Battle at Front Royal, Virginia on this day in history.  

May 23   Valley Campaign-Stonewall Jackson takes Front Royal VA on this day in history.  

May 23   William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99 in the year 1862.  

May 24   Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time on this day in history.  

May 24   Westminster Bridge across Thames opens in the year 1862.  

May 25   On this day in history battle of Winchester VA  

May 25   Johann N Nestroy, Aust actor (Einmal Keine Sorgen Haben), dies at 60 in the year 1862.  

May 27   Battle of Hanover Court House VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station) in the year 1862.  

May 27   Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station) on this day in history.  

May 28   Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888) in the year 1862.  

May 28   Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 [5/16] on this day in history.  

May 29   On this day in history franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer, dies at 71  

May 30   Battle of Booneville MS in the year 1862.  

May 30   On this day in history battle of Booneville MS - captured General Beauregard evacuates Corinth MS  

May 31   In the year 1862 battle of Seven Pines VA (Fair Oaks)  

May 31   Battle of Seven Pines VA (Fair Oaks); North defeats South on this day in history.  

May 31   Robert Hatton, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 34 on this day in history.  

Jun 01   2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Va (11,165 casualties) in the year 1862.  

Jun 01   In the year 1862 antonio JdC Feijo, Portuguese diplomat/poet (Bailatas)  

Jun 01   On this day in history gen Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at 7 Pines  

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Famous Birthdays In 1862

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera)  

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

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   David Hilbert, K√∂nigsberg East Prussia, mathematician was born on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Edith Wharton[-Jones], US, novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth) was born in the year 1862.  

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

Jan 30   Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1862.  

Jan 10   In the year 1862 samuel Colt, inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47  

Jan 18   John Tyler, 10th US pres (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71 on this day in history.  

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   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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