What Happened on January 1, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)
  • Battle of Port Royal Ferry, South Carolina (US Civil War)

Famous Birthdays

  • Snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera)

Famous Deaths

  • Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801)