On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1863

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Braxton Bragg is replaced by Joseph E. Johnston as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • George Santayana, Spanish philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
  • Ralph Adams Cram, American gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)
1863 Highlights

About December 16, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius