What Happened on April 8, 1861

Historical Events

  • US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, seized by Confederacy (US Civil War)

Famous Deaths

Elisha OtisElisha Otis (1811-1861)

American founder of the Otis Elevator Company and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails, dies of diphtheria at 50

1861 Highlights

About April 8, 1861

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries