What Happened on February 21, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Confederate Constitution & presidency are declared permanent
  • Texas Rangers win Confederate victory at Battle of Valverde, Confederate Arizona (now New Mexico)

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