What Happened on February 25, 1862

Historical Events

1st US One-Dollar Notes

Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving and Printing to print newly issued US paper currency, the United States Notes

Historic Event

First Legal Tender Act 1862 is passed by the US Congress, authorizing the United States Note (greenback) into circulation, the first fiat paper money that was legal tender in America


1862 Highlights

About February 25, 1862

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces