On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1861

Historical Events

  • Battle of Mount Ivy, Kentucky

Historic Event

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? 159 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio