What Happened on August 20, 1865

Historical Events

Historic Event

President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Texas

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Tancred, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests; Northern Cape), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1911)
1865 Highlights

About August 20, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo