On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday

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)