On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1861

Historical Events

Abraham Lincoln Grows a Beard

Abraham Lincoln stops his train at Westfield on his way to Washington to thank 11-year old Grace Bedell in person for her advice to grow a beard to gain more votes

1861 Highlights

About February 16, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius