On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1861

Historical Events

  • 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington and Mason St, San Francisco
  • US War Department decrees that Kansas and Tennessee are to be canvassed for volunteers

Famous Birthdays

  • John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
  • Samuel D. Riddle, American thoroughbred owner (Man 'o War, War Admiral), born in Glen Riddle, Pennsylvania (d. 1951)
1861 Highlights

About July 1, 1861

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer