What Happened on November 19, 1861

Historical Events

  • American poet and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe commits lyrics of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper
  • The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts
1861 Highlights

About November 19, 1861

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 161 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio