On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1861

Historical Events

  • Ft Point completed & garrisoned (but has never fired cannon in anger)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred North Whitehead, English mathematician and philosopher (Adv of Ideas), born in Ramsgate, England (d. 1947)
  • Halford John Mackinder, Gainsborough Lincolnshire, geographer
1861 Highlights

About February 15, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius