On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1861

Historical Events

  • American Civil War: Battle of Fort Hatteras, North Carolina, 1st combined operation of Union Army and Navy results in Union domination of strategically important North Carolina Sounds

Famous Deaths

  • William Lyon Mackenzie, Canadian-American newspaper publisher, politician, and failed rebel leader, dies at 66
1861 Highlights

About August 28, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo