On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1861

Historical Events

  • Battle of Mount Ivy, Kentucky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

USS San Jacinto commanded by Charles Wilkes captures two Confederate diplomats from the British mail steamer Trent, almost causing a war between the US and the UK

Naval Officer and Explorer Charles Wilkes
Naval Officer and Explorer
Charles Wilkes

1861 Highlights

About November 8, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio