On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1861

Historical Events

  • 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
  • Alabama troops seize Forts Morgan & Gaines at Mobile Bay

Famous Birthdays

  • Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, Austrian violinist and composer (Kaleidoscope), born in Graz (d. 1928)
1861 Highlights

About January 5, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn