On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1865

Historical Events

  • British newspaper "Morning Chronicle" begins publishing
  • Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro, Virginia, during American Civil War
  • Freedman's Bureau founded for Black Education, 1865
  • Second Taranaki War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.

Famous Birthdays

  • Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, born in Verviers, Belgium (d. 1918)

Famous Deaths

  • Carl Sylvius Völkner, German missionary to New Zealand (b. 1819)
1865 Highlights

About March 2, 1865

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 10 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces