On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1861

Historical Events

  • General Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line
  • Mint at New Orleans closes

Famous Birthdays

  • Emily Bissell, American welfare worker and founder of Christmas Seals, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1948)
1861 Highlights

About May 31, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini