On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1861

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Abraham Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus (US Civil War)

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from Union (US Civil War)

Famous Birthdays

  • Georgy Catoire, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1926)
  • Johan Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte), born in Øsløs, Thisted, Denmark (d. 1936)
1861 Highlights

About April 27, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus