On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1864

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia


Famous Deaths

  • Archduke Louis of Austria, 14th child of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and Feldmarschal-Leutnant of Austrian Imperial Army, dies at 80
  • William Henry Fry, American composer, dies at 51
1864 Highlights

About December 21, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius