What Happened on January 31, 1865

Historical Events

  • Congress passes, by vote of 121-24, the 13th Amendment of US Constitution, abolishing slavery in US [1]

US History

General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War

Famous Birthdays

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange (1865-1940)

French cyclist, journalist and founder of the Tour de France, born in Paris, France

  • Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
  • Tikhon of Moscow [Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin], 11th Patriarch of Moscow and all of Russia, born in Toropets District, Pskov, Russian Empire (d. 1925)

Famous Deaths

  • Aristide Farrenc, French flautist, music publisher, and musicologist (Trésor des pianistes), dies at 70
1865 Highlights

About January 31, 1865

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 158 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius