On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1864

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • General David Hunter takes command of Department of West Virginia
  • Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Stephanie of Belgium (d. 1945)