What Happened on May 6, 1861

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th states to secede from US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between the Union & the Confederacy

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis

Famous Birthdays

  • Motilal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), born in Calcutta (d. 1941)