On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1861

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith
  • 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)