What Happened on January 9, 1861

Historical Events

Battle of Fort Sumter

A Union merchant ship, the Star of the West, is fired upon as it tries to deliver supplies to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

  • Mississippi secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

About January 9, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn