On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1861

Historical Events

  • Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
  • US Fort Pulaski and Fort Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Renshaw, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1888), born in Leamington, England (d. 1899)
  • William Renshaw, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1881-6, 89), born in Leamington Spa, England (d. 1904)
1861 Highlights

About January 3, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 10 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn