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
  • Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln to free slaves in confederate states

Birthdays in History

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