On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1865

Historical Events

  • Battle of Durham Station, North Carolina (Greensboro)
  • Battle of Fort Tobacco, Virginia
  • Confederate General J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tennessee, at Durham, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Charles J Sax, Belgium musician & father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74

Person of interestJohn Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor & assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, shot at 26 by Union soldier Boston Corbett

1865 Highlights

About April 26, 1865

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus