On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1862

Historical Events

  • Confederate ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack

Famous Deaths

  • Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, Uruguayan poet (Toraidas), dies at 71
1862 Highlights

About August 6, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo