What Happened on January 24, 1862

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton (1862-1937)

American Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in NYC, New York

Born in 1862

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? 161 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius