On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1862

Historical Events

  • Romanian principality arises under King Alexander Cuza. Bucharest proclaimed its capital.

Famous Birthdays

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton

Famous Deaths

  • James McIntosh, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at about 33
1862 Highlights

About January 24, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius