On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1861

Historical Events

  • Skirmish at Dug Springs, Missouri results in Union victory

Famous Birthdays

  • Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Bengali chemist (founder of Bengal Chemicals And Pharmaceuticals), born in Khulna, British India (d. 1944)
1861 Highlights

About August 2, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo