On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1861

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as US Confederate President

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJames Naismith

James Naismith, Canadian-American physical educator and inventor (basketball, football helmet), born in Almonte, Ontario (d. 1939)

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith

1861 Highlights

About November 6, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio