On This Day

What Happened on March 10, 1861

Historical Events

  • West African political leader El Hadj Umar Tall seizes the city of Segou, destroying the Bambara Empire of Mali

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph-Fran├žois Snel, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, dies at 47
1861 Highlights

About March 10, 1861

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces