On This Day

What Happened on September 23, 1862

Historical Events

The German Empire

Otto von Bismarck appointed Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Prussia by King Wilhelm I

  • US President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is published in northern newspapers [1]

Famous Weddings

Leo Tolstoy

Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

1862 Highlights

About September 23, 1862

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra