On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1861

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 1938)

Famous Deaths

  • Gualtiero Sanelli, composer, dies at 45
1861 Highlights

About December 15, 1861

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius