On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1862

Historical Events

  • 1st US income tax (3% of incomes > $600, 5% of incomes > $10,000)

Famous Deaths

  • Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist & mathematician, dies at 60
1862 Highlights

About January 1, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn