On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Big Sandy River, KY (Middle Creek)
  • Romney expedition, Confederate Army military expedition begins in Romney, West Virginia (US Civil War)

Famous Birthdays

  • Walter Travis, Australian-American golfer, writer, course designer (US Amateur C'ship 1900-01, 03; British Amateur 1904), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1927)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSamuel Colt

Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), dies of gout at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt