On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1865

Historical Events

  • Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (passes 121-24)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHenri Desgrange

Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
1865 Highlights

About January 31, 1865

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius