On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1861

Historical Events

  • Skirmish at Fort Fillmore, New Mexico Territory - Rebels attack Union troops
  • Washington, D.C. - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union and uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Cowper Lawson, Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault, born in Anstruther, Scotland (d. 1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Jonas Furrer, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1805)
1861 Highlights

About July 25, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo