On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1862

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Abraham Lincoln signs into law the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for the settlement of the American West (80 million acres by 1900)

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

1862 Highlights

About May 20, 1862

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 158 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus