On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1863

Historical Events

  • -2] Battle at Baltimore: Crump's Crossroads Virginia
  • Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Lee's northward advance halted
  • Free city delivery of mail begins in 49 US cities; postage 3 cents per oz
  • Slavery abolished in Suriname and the Dutch Antilles, now marked as Keti Koti Day in Suriname and the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • William Grant Stairs, Canadian-British explorer and adventurer who had a leading role in two of the most controversial expeditions in the history of the colonisation of Africa, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1892)

Famous Deaths

  • John Fulton Reynolds, Union general-major, dies in battle at 42
1863 Highlights

About July 1, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer