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Historical Events In 1862

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Jun 30   Day 6 of the 7 Days-Battle of White Oak Swamp on this day in history.  

Jun 30   On this day in history richard Griffith, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 48  

Jul 01   On this day in history battle at Booneville Mississippi: Confed superior power driven out  

Jul 01   In the year 1862 day 7 of the 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill  

Jul 02   On this day in history lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges  

Jul 02   On this day in history the birth of William Henry Bragg, English physicist  

Jul 03   On this day in history friedrich Ernst Koch, composer  

Jul 03   William Barksdale, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 40 in the year 1862.  

Jul 04   On this day in history battle at Green River Ky (Morgan's Ohio Raid)  

Jul 04   In the year 1862 lewis Carroll creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice P Liddell  

Jul 06   On this day in history skirmish at Devall's Bluff Arkansas (106 casualties)  

Jul 07   In the year 1862 land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land  

Jul 08   In the year 1862 odore R Timby patents revolving gun turret  

Jul 09   On this day in history gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky  

Jul 10   US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad on this day in history.  

Jul 11   In the year 1862 lincoln appoints General Halleck general-in-chief  

Jul 11   On this day in history liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann, composer  

Jul 12   Congress authorizes Medal of Honor in the year 1862.  

Jul 12   In the year 1862 the United States Medal of Honor is created  

Jul 13   Battle of Murfreesboro, TN (Forrest's Raid) US895 CS150 in the year 1862.  

Jul 14   In the year 1862 florence Bascom, US, 1st American woman PhD  

Jul 14   The birth of Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter in the year 1862.  

Jul 15   CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R in the year 1862.  

Jul 15   In the year 1862 david Emanuel Twiggs, US Confederate gen-mjr (Monterrey), dies at 72  

Jul 16   On this day in history david G Farragut became first rear admiral in US Navy  

Jul 16   David G Farragut is 1st rear admiral in US Navy on this day in history.  

Jul 16   On this day in history ida Bell Wells-Barnett [Iola], US civil rights activist  

Jul 17   On this day in history naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition  

Jul 17   US army authorized to accept blacks as laborers in the year 1862.  

Jul 18   On this day in history battle of Newburgh, IN  

Jul 18   Victor, Prince Napoleon (Napoleon V), French pretender to throne in the year 1862.  

Jul 19   Forrest's 1st raid in the year 1862.  

Jul 19   In the year 1862 forrest's first raid  

Jul 20   Guerrilla campaign in GA (Porter's & Poindexter's) [->SEP 20] US580 CS2866 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   Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939) was born in the year 1862.  

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

Jan 29   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801)  

Jan 05   In the year 1862 joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81  

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

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

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

Jan 24   In the year 1862 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 on this day in history.  

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