On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1863

Historical Events

  • Confederate cruiser SS Georgiana destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, and medicines then valued over $1,000,000. Wreck discovered exactly 102 years later by teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence.
1863 Highlights

About March 19, 1863

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces