On This Day

January 2, 1861 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Colonel Charles Stone is put in charge of organizing DC militia
  • South Carolina seizes inactive Ft Johnson in Charleston Harbor

Birthdays in History

  • Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)

Deaths in History

  • Frederick William IV, King of Prussia (1840-61) & Germany (1849-61), dies at 65
1861 in History