On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1862

Historical Events

  • Confederates surrender at Fort Pulaski, Georgia

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Evans Hughes, American statesman, Republican politician and 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 1948)
  • William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer and Director of Lick Observatory, born in Hancock County, Ohio (d. 1938)
1862 Highlights

About April 11, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries