On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1861

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Edith Roosevelt

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

1861 Highlights

About August 6, 1861

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo