What Happened on February 21, 1862

Historical Events

Battle of Valverde

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

  • US Confederate Constitution and presidency come into effect, last until the end of the Civil War in 1865

Famous Deaths

  • 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

About February 21, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces