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Historical Events In 1863

Friday, 16 November 2018

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 in the year 1863.  

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

Mar 02   Congress authorizes track width of 4'8½" for Union Pacific RR in the year 1863.  

Mar 02   Congress authorizes track width of 4'8" for Union Pacific RR to be called the "Standard gauge " in the year 1863.  

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

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

Mar 03   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 03   Idaho Territory forms on this day in history.  

Mar 03   On this day in history uS wartime military conscription bill enacted  

Mar 04   In the year 1863 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   In the year 1863 andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)  

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   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   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   On this day in history 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.  

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

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   In the year 1863 ernesto Nazareth, composer  

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

Mar 21   Hugo Kaun, composer on this day in history.  

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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 in the year 1863.  

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

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

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

Jan 14   In the year 1863 birth of pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator  

Jan 15   In the year 1863 birth of adolph Goldschmidt, German historian  

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

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   In the year 1863 roger Weightman Hanson, Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 35  

Jan 09   Ferdinand Huber, composer, dies at 71 in the year 1863.  

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

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 in the year 1863.  

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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