On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1861

Historical Events

  • Federal marshals seize arms and gunpower at Du Pont works DE

Famous Deaths

  • John Garland, US Union colonel and brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, Spanish composer, dies at 55
1861 Highlights

About June 5, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini