On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1862

Historical Events

  • 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Virginia (11,165 casualties)
  • African Slave Trade Treaty Act: Bilateral treaty between the US and UK abolishing the slave trade in all US possessions

Historic Event

General Robert E. Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at Seven Pines


Famous Birthdays

  • António Feijó, Portuguese poet and diplomat, born in Ponte de Lima, Portugal (d. 1917)
1862 Highlights

About June 1, 1862

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini