On This Day

What Happened on February 13, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Abraham Lincoln declared US President in Washington, D.C.

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Colonel Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians
  • First military action to result in Congressional Medal of Honor, Arizona

Famous Birthdays

  • Uchimura Kanzo, religious writer (How I Became a Christian), born in Tokyo, Japan