What Happened on August 6, 1861

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Historical Events

  • Lexington, Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state
  • The British annex Lagos, Nigeria
  • US Congress passes First Confiscation Act

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestEdith Roosevelt

Edith Roosevelt, US First Lady and wife of Teddy Roosevelt, born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1948)

US First Lady Edith Roosevelt
US First Lady
Edith Roosevelt