On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1864

Historical Events

  • Gioacchino Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris
  • Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana

Famous Birthdays

  • Casey [John] Jones, American railroad engineer who dies trying to save a train (Ballad of Casey Jones), born in Missouri (d. 1900)
1864 Highlights

About March 14, 1864

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces