On This Day

May 16, 1861 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Confederate government offers war volunteers $10 premium
  • Kentucky proclaims its neutrality
  • Major General Twiggs surrenders to Confederate Army in San Antonio, Texas (US Civil War)

Birthdays in History


Person of interestH. H. Holmes

H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer associated with 27 deaths, born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire (d. 1896)

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes