On This Day

What Happened on February 21, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Confederate Constitution & presidency are declared permanent

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Texas Rangers win Confederate victory at Battle of Valverde, Confederate Arizona (now New Mexico)

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson

Famous Deaths

  • Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
  • Justinus Kerner, German physician and medical writer (first detailed description of botulism), dies at 75
  • Nathaniel Gordon is hanged in NYC for engaging in the slave trade, the only slave trader in US history to be convicted and executed under the Piracy Law of 1820