On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1861

Historical Events

  • Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union (US Civil War)
  • Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who is evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy (US Civil War)

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston

1861 Highlights

About March 16, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces