January 1, 1863 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 1st homestead under the Homestead Act claimed, near Beatrice, Nebraska
  • Battle of Galveston, Texas-Confederates recapture the city

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in US confederate states

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln

Birthdays in History

  • Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)