January 24, 1862 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Romanian principality arises under King Alexander Cuza. Bucharest proclaimed its capital.

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in New York City (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton

Deaths in History

  • James McIntosh, US confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at about 33