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Historical Events In 1863

Monday, 16 May 2022

Feb 23   In the year 1863 franz von Stuck, German painter (Der Krieg)  

Feb 24   Arizona is organized as a U.S. territory in the year 1863.  

Feb 24   In the year 1863 arizona Territory created  

Feb 24   In the year 1863 forrest's raid on Brentwood TN  

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

Feb 26   Lincoln signs National Currency Act in the year 1863.  

Feb 28   On this day in history 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   In the year 1863 congress authorizes track width of 4'8" for Union Pacific RR to be called the "Standard gauge "  

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

Mar 03   In the year 1863 abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences  

Mar 03   In the year 1863 congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City NV  

Mar 03   Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia on this day in history.  

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

Mar 03   Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress in the year 1863.  

Mar 03   Idaho Territory forms on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history territory of Idaho established  

Mar 11   Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod) in the year 1863.  

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

Mar 12   In the year 1863 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   In the year 1863 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   John Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24 on this day in history.  

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   Battle of Pensacola FL evacuated by Federals in the year 1863.  

Mar 20   In the year 1863 battle of Pensacola FL -evacuated by Federals  

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

Mar 20   Ernesto Nazareth, composer in the year 1863.  

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   Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games) was born on this day in history.  

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   Pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator was born in the year 1863.  

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

Jan 15   Wilhelm Marx, premier (Prussia) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history birth of david Lloyd George, (L-PM-Britain, 1916-22)  

Famous Deaths In 1863

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history roger Weightman Hanson, Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 35  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1863 death of lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)  

Jan 17   E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Mar 11   On this day in history 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 in the year 1863.  

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