On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1861

Historical Events

  • Anaheim Post Office established
  • Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia

Famous Birthdays

Douglas Haig

Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WWI), nicknamed "Butcher Haig" due to mass casualties under his command during the Battle of the Somme, born in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (d. 1928)

Jose Rizal

José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)


1861 Highlights

About June 19, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini