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Historical Events In 1863

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Feb 24   On this day in history arizona is organized as a U.S. territory.  

Feb 24   Arizona Territory created on this day in history.  

Feb 24   Forrest's raid on Brentwood TN on this day in history.  

Feb 25   Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency on this day in history.  

Feb 26   Lincoln signs National Currency Act on this day in history.  

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

Feb 28   On this day in history confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia  

Mar 02   In the year 1863 congress authorizes track width of 4'8½" for Union Pacific RR  

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

Mar 03   1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted on this day in history.  

Mar 03   In the year 1863 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   In the year 1863 federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia  

Mar 03   On this day in history free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal Service.  

Mar 03   On this day in history gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress  

Mar 03   Idaho Territory forms on this day in history.  

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

Mar 04   On this day in history battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee  

Mar 04   On this day in history battle of Thompson's Station, TN  

Mar 04   Territory of Idaho established in the year 1863.  

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

Mar 11   Free city delivery of mail was authorized by the U.S. Postal Service in the year 1863.  

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

Mar 14   On this day in history rADM Farragut's squadron of 7 ships forces way up Mississippi River to support Union troops at Vicksburg and Baton Rouge  

Mar 17   Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA (211 casualities) on this day in history.  

Mar 17   Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia (211 casualities) on this day in history.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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 battle of Pensacola FL: evacuated by Federals  

Mar 20   Ernesto Nazareth, composer on this day in history.  

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

Mar 21   Hugo Kaun, composer in the year 1863.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1863

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of lucia Zarate, became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17)  

Jan 12   Vivekananda, Calcutta, Hindu religious leader/reformer was born in the year 1863.  

Jan 14   On this day in history birth of pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator  

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

Jan 15   In the year 1863 birth of wilhelm Marx, premier (Prussia)  

Jan 17   In the year 1863 birth of david Lloyd George, (L-PM-Britain, 1916-22)  

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 in the year 1863.  

Jan 09   In the year 1863 ferdinand Huber, composer, dies at 71  

Jan 10   Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775) died on this day in history.  

Jan 17   In the year 1863 e J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73  

Mar 11   Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803) died on this day in history.  

Mar 17   John Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24 on this day in history.  

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

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

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