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Historical Events In 1863

Sunday, 29 March 2020

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

Feb 24   Arizona Territory created in the year 1863.  

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   On this day in history lincoln signs National Currency Act  

Feb 28   Confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister GA in the year 1863.  

Feb 28   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia  

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

Mar 03   In the year 1863 gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress  

Mar 03   In the year 1863 idaho Territory forms  

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

Mar 04   Battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee in the year 1863.  

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

Mar 04   On this day in history territory of Idaho established  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Adolf A Wolfschoon, Curacao, poet on this day in history.  

Mar 14   In the year 1863 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) in the year 1863.  

Mar 17   In the year 1863 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 20   Battle of Pensacola FL -evacuated by Federals in the year 1863.  

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   In the year 1863 hugo Kaun, composer  

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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   On this day in history birth of pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games)  

Jan 02   Lucia Zarate, became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 12   In the year 1863 birth of vivekananda, Calcutta, Hindu religious leader/reformer  

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

Jan 15   Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian was born in the year 1863.  

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

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

Jan 09   Ferdinand Huber, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history death of lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)  

Jan 17   On this day in history 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   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   On this day in history james Cooper, US attorney/senator/Union-brig-general, dies at 52  

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