What Happened on September 17, 1861

Historical Events

  • First class for escaped slaves taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe Virginia (now Hampton University).

Famous Birthdays

  • Owen Seaman, British poet and editor (Punch), born in Shrewsbury, England (d. 1936)
1861 Highlights

About September 17, 1861

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo