On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 1861

Historical Events

  • Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federal "invasion" from taking over his state after US Army forces led by Nathaniel Lyon arrest pro-Confederate state militia at Fort Jackson

Famous Birthdays

  • William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), born in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1927)
1861 Highlights

About June 12, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini