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Historical Events In 1863

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Feb 23   Franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg) in the year 1863.  

Feb 24   Arizona is organized as a U.S. territory on this day in history.  

Feb 24   Arizona Territory created in the year 1863.  

Feb 24   Forrest's raid on Brentwood TN in the year 1863.  

Feb 25   In the year 1863 congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency  

Feb 26   On this day in history lincoln signs National Currency Act  

Feb 28   In the year 1863 confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister GA  

Feb 28   In the year 1863 confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia  

Mar 02   On this day in history congress authorizes track width of 4'8½" for Union Pacific RR  

Mar 02   On this day in history congress authorizes track width of 4'8" for Union Pacific RR to be called the "Standard gauge "  

Mar 03   1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted in the year 1863.  

Mar 03   On this day in history abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences  

Mar 03   Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City NV on this day in history.  

Mar 03   Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia in the year 1863.  

Mar 03   In the year 1863 free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal Service.  

Mar 03   Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress on this day in history.  

Mar 03   Idaho Territory forms on this day in history.  

Mar 03   US wartime military conscription bill enacted in the year 1863.  

Mar 04   In the year 1863 battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee  

Mar 04   Battle of Thompson's Station, TN on this day in history.  

Mar 04   In the year 1863 territory of Idaho established  

Mar 11   Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod) on this day in history.  

Mar 11   On this day in history free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal Service.  

Mar 12   On this day in history adolf A Wolfschoon, Curacao, poet  

Mar 14   RADM Farragut's squadron of 7 ships forces way up Mississippi River to support Union troops at Vicksburg and Baton Rouge in the year 1863.  

Mar 17   On this day in history battle of Kelly's Ford, VA (211 casualities)  

Mar 17   On this day in history battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia (211 casualities)  

Mar 17   In the year 1863 john Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24  

Mar 19   The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. The wreck was discovered on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence in the year 1863.  

Mar 20   On this day in history battle of Pensacola FL evacuated by Federals  

Mar 20   On this day in history battle of Pensacola FL -evacuated by Federals  

Mar 20   Battle of Pensacola FL: evacuated by Federals on this day in history.  

Mar 20   On this day in history ernesto Nazareth, composer  

Mar 21   Edwin Vose Sumner, US Union-general-major (Fair Oaks), dies at 66 in the year 1863.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1863

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1863 birth of aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)  

Jan 01   Pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games) was born in the year 1863.  

Jan 02   In the year 1863 birth of lucia Zarate, became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17)  

Jan 12   Vivekananda, Calcutta, Hindu religious leader/reformer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator was born on this day in history.  

Jan 15   Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian was born on this day in history.  

Jan 15   Wilhelm Marx, premier (Prussia) was born in the year 1863.  

Jan 17   David Lloyd George, (L-PM-Britain, 1916-22) was born in the year 1863.  

Famous Deaths In 1863

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Roger Weightman Hanson, Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 35 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history ferdinand Huber, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 10   Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775) died in the year 1863.  

Jan 17   E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73 in the year 1863.  

Mar 11   In the year 1863 death of sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)  

Mar 17   In the year 1863 john Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24  

Mar 21   Edwin Vose Sumner, US Union-general-major (Fair Oaks), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

Mar 28   James Cooper, US attorney/senator/Union-brig-general, dies at 52 on this day in history.  

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