On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1861

Historical Events

  • Lincoln's cabinet declares Union government will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers

Famous Deaths

  • Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
  • Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
1861 Highlights

About June 6, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini