On This Day

What Happened on April 26, 1865

Historical Events

  • Confederate General J E Johnston surrenders remaining forces to Union General William Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham, North Carolina, ending the US Civil War

Famous Birthdays

  • Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, born in Pori, Finland (d. 1931) [1]

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 and killed at 26 by Union soldier Boston Corbett


1865 Highlights

About April 26, 1865

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus