On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1861

Historical Events

Battle of Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter in South Carolina is attacked by the Confederacy, beginning the American Civil War

1861 Highlights

About April 12, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries