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Historical Events In 1865

Monday, 20 January 2020

Apr 01   In the year 1865 baie du Ha! Ha! Quebec, the first Canadian April Fools' Day on record celebrated by British troops and Canadian militia at Fort Poisson d'Avril.  

Apr 01   Battle of 5 Forks, signalling end of Lee's army on this day in history.  

Apr 01   Richard Zsigmondy, Germany, chemist (Nobel-1925) on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Ambrose P Hill confederate general, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

Apr 02   Ambrose Powell Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39 in the year 1865.  

Apr 02   Battle of Petersburg, VA (Ft Gregg, Sutherland's Station) in the year 1865.  

Apr 02   CSA Pres Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA in the year 1865.  

Apr 02   In the year 1865 gen A.P. Hill is killed by a Federal Picket  

Apr 02   In the year 1865 lee's line is broken at Petersberg  

Apr 02   In the year 1865 richard Cobden founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60  

Apr 03   Battle at Namozine Church VA (Appomattox Campaign) in the year 1865.  

Apr 03   In the year 1865 battle at Namozine Church, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign)  

Apr 03   Union forces occupy Confederate capital of Richmond VA & Petersburg VA on this day in history.  

Apr 04   On this day in history lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse  

Apr 05   In the year 1865 battle at Amelia Springs/Jetersville VA (Appomattox Campaign)  

Apr 06   On this day in history battle of Sayler's Creek, 1/3rd of Lee's army cut off  

Apr 06   In the year 1865 john Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36  

Apr 07   Battle of Farmville VA in the year 1865.  

Apr 08   In the year 1865 battle of 5 Forks, signalling end of Lee's army  

Apr 08   In the year 1865 john Park, composer, dies at 61  

Apr 09   Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Germany, experiment with AC electricity in the year 1865.  

Apr 09   In the year 1865 federals capture Ft Blakely, Alabama  

Apr 09   General Robert E Lee and 26,765 troops, surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant on this day in history.  

Apr 09   On this day in history lee's retreat cut off near Appomattox Court House  

Apr 09   In the year 1865 robert E Lee and 26,765 troops, surrender to US Grant at Appomattox  

Apr 09   The American Civil War ends with the surrender of the Confederate forces on this day in history.  

Apr 09   Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32 in the year 1865.  

Apr 10   At Appomattox, Gen Lee issues Gen Order #9, his last on this day in history.  

Apr 11   Battle of Mobile, AL in the year 1865.  

Apr 13   In the year 1865 battle of Raleigh, NC  

Apr 13   Heinrich Reinhardt, composer in the year 1865.  

Apr 13   In the year 1865 sherman's march through Georgia begins  

Apr 13   Sherman's march through Georgia begins Southerners start promising that the South will rise again on this day in history.  

Apr 14   On this day in history john Wiles Booth murders president Lincoln "But apart from that, Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?"  

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Famous Birthdays In 1865

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of giuseppe Ferrata, composer  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)  

Jan 10   On this day in history birth of mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)  

Jan 13   Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 17   In the year 1865 birth of gen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)  

Jan 20   Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck was born on this day in history.  

Jan 22   On this day in history birth of friedrich Paschen, German physicist  

Famous Deaths In 1865

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 03   Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   In the year 1865 death of aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)  

Jan 16   In the year 1865 death of edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)  

Jan 19   In the year 1865 death of pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)  

Feb 06   John Pegram, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 33 in the year 1865.  

Feb 07   John Henry Winder, US Confederate brig-gen/provost marshal, dies at 64 in the year 1865.  

Feb 10   On this day in history death of heinrich Lenz, German physicist (b. 1804)  

Feb 15   Nicholas Wiseman, 1st Archbishop of Westminster (1850-65), dies in the year 1865.  

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