On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1865

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
  • General William Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
  • San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle starts

Famous Weddings

  • Confederate Brigadier-General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary (US Civil War)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmond Fran├žois Valentin About, French writer (Le Roi des montagnes), dies at 56