On This Day

May 3, 1861 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • General Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan for the North against the South in American Civil War
  • Lincoln asks for 42,000 Army Volunteers and another 18,000 seamen

Birthdays in History

  • Emmett Dalton, American outlaw, member of the Dalton Gang in the American Old West, born in Belton, Missouri (d. 1937)