On This Day

May 21, 1864 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • General David Hunter takes command of Department of West Virginia
  • Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.

Birthdays in History

  • Princess Stephanie of Belgium (d. 1945)