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 Birthdays

Pauline Johnson (1861-1913)

Canadian poet, writer and performer (The White Wampum), born on The Native Reserve, Upper Canada [1]

Born in 1861

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? 162 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces