On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1861

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
  • Raymond Huntington Woodman, American organist, choirmaster (Brooklyn First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, 1880–1941), and hymn composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths

  • John Heathcoat, English inventor of lace-making machinery, dies at 77
1861 Highlights

About January 18, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn