What Happened on August 10, 1861

Historical Events

  • Battle of Wilson's Creek [Battle of Oak Hills], fought near Springfield, Missouri, General Lyon killed, Confederate victory (US Civil War)

Famous Birthdays

  • Almroth Wright, English bacteriologist (one of 1st vaccines for typhoid), born in Yorkshire England (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier-General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle at 43
1861 Highlights

About August 10, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo