What Happened on January 1, 1863

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st homestead under the Homestead Act claimed, near Beatrice, Nebraska
  • Battle of Galveston, Texas-Confederates recapture the city

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Emancipation Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln to free slaves in US confederate states

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln

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Franz Schubert's "Missa Solemnis," premieres in Leipzig

Composer Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)
  • Pierre de Coubertin, French baron (revived Olympic games)