On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1862

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

David Farragut is 1st Rear Admiral in US Navy

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestIda B. Wells

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, American journalist and civil rights activist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi (d. 1931)

Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist Ida B. Wells
Civil Rights Leader, Journalist and Suffragist
Ida B. Wells

1862 Highlights

About July 16, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 158 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer