On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1861

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

US First Lady Edith Roosevelt
US First Lady
Edith Roosevelt