On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1862

Historical Events

Historic Event

Alexander II of Russia grants Jews right to publish books

Tsar of Russia Alexander II
Tsar of Russia
Alexander II
  • Battle at Booneville Mississippi: Confederate superior power driven out
  • Battle of Malvern Hill [Poindexter's Farm], day 7 of 7 days battles, Union forces repel Confederate attack, Tactical Union victory (US Civil War)
  • The Russian State Library is founded in Moscow
  • US Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco and on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)
1862 Highlights

About July 1, 1862

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer