On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1861

Historical Events

  • 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe, Virginia
  • Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession from the Union
1861 Highlights

About May 23, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini