On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1865

Historical Events

  • English mountaineer Edward Whymper leads first expedition to climb the Matterhorn (four die on the descent)
  • The Chickasaw Nation is the last of the Five Tribes to surrender to the Union following the Confederate defeat

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Jones, American bearded lady (appeared in P. T. Barnum circus), born in Marion, Virginia (d. 1902)
1865 Highlights

About July 14, 1865

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 156 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer