On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1861

Historical Events

  • 1st American Civil War land battle: Union forces defeat the Confederacy at Philippi in modern-day West Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Stephen A. Douglas, American politician, US senator from Illinois (Lincoln-Douglas debates), dies at 48
1861 Highlights

About June 3, 1861

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini