On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1861

Historical Events

  • First US transcontinental telegram is sent (from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.)
  • West Virginia secedes from Virginia
1861 Highlights

About October 24, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio