On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1863

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Naval Engagement at Havana, Cuba: USS Henrick Hudson vs Confederate blokcade runner Wild Pigeon

Famous Birthdays

  • George Owen Squier, American inventor and Major General in U.S. Signal Corp (d. 1934)
  • Hugo Kaun, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1932)

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin Vose Sumner, US Union-general-major (Fair Oaks), dies at 66