On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1861

Historical Events

  • Arkansas troops seize Fort Smith on the Arkansas River

Historic Event

Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund Allenby, Viscount Allenby, British Fieldmarshal, General at Battle of Megiddo, born in Brackenhurst, England (d. 1936)
1861 Highlights

About April 23, 1861

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

Star Sign: Taurus