On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1861

Historical Events

Historic Invention

Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis

  • US Civil War: Union forces at Fort Pikens on Santa Rosa Island near Pensacola, Florida refuse Florida Militia demand to surrender
1861 Highlights

About January 15, 1861

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn