On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1861

Historical Events

  • Colonel Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general
  • Martinsburg, Virginia - Confederate forces pull out before US advance
  • Pony Express arrives in San Francisco with overland letters from NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer), born in Christiansted, Danish West Indies (d. 1901)
1861 Highlights

About July 3, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer