What Happened on April 18, 1861

Historical Events

Historic Event

Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down offer to command Union armies (US Civil War)

Famous Deaths

  • August Neithardt, German composer, dies at 67
1861 Highlights

About April 18, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries