On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1861

Historical Events

  • 79th NY troops mutinies
  • Martial Law is declared at St Louis, Missouri, due to pro-secession sentiment which surged throughout Missouri after the Battle of Wilson's Creek

Famous Birthdays

  • Bion J. Arnold, American electrical engineer and inventor, born in Casnovia, Michigan (d. 1942)
1861 Highlights

About August 14, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo