On This Day

What Happened on November 13, 1861

Historical Events

  • A letter is written by Reverend Mark R. Watkinson petitioning the Treasury Department to "recognize Almighty God" on American coins; the department eventually decides on the motto "In God We Trust"

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet, friend of Matthew Arnold, dies at 42
1861 Highlights

About November 13, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio