On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1861

Historical Events

  • Fort Point, in San Francisco, California, completed & garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred North Whitehead, British mathematician and philosopher (Adventures of Ideas), born in Ramsgate, England (d. 1947)
  • Halford John Mackinder, British geographer ( Britain and the British Seas), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1947)
1861 Highlights

About February 15, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius