On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1861

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle 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

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The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, the first battle of the American Civil War
The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, the first battle of the American Civil War
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  • Mississippi secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
1861 Highlights

About January 9, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn