January 31 - American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes
February 17 - American Civil War: Columbia, South Carolina burns as Confederate
forces flee from advancing Union forces.
February 22 - Tennessee adopts a new constitution that abolishes slavery.
March 3 - The United States Congress authorizes formation of the Freedmen's Bureau.
March 13 - American Civil War: The Confederate States of America reluctantly agrees
to the use of African American troops.
March 18 - American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States of America
adjourns for the last time.
March 19 - American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle
on the 21st the Confederate forces had retreated from Greenville, North Carolina.
March 25 - American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces capture Fort Stedman
from the Union.
March 29 - American Civil War: Battle of Appomattox Court House begins.
April 1 - American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks - In Petersburg, Virginia, Confederate
General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
April 2 - American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his
Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia which is taken the next day.
April 9 - American Civil War: General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant at
Appomattox, effectively ending the American Civil War.
April 14 - US President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
April 26 - Union cavalry corner John Wilkes Booth and cavalryman Boston Corbett
shoots the assassin dead.
April 26 - American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrenders his
army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.
April 27 - The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,300 passengers, explodes and sinks in the
Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom were Union survivors of the
May 10 - American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near
May 13 - American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch - In far south Texas, more than a
month after Confederate General Lee's surrender, the last land battle of the civil war ends
with a Union victory.
May 23 - Parade down Pennsylvania Ave in Washington, DC to celebrate the ending of
the American Civil War.
May 25 - Mobile magazine explosion: 300 are killed in Mobile, Alabama when an
ordnance depot explodes.
July 5 - William Booth founds the Christian Mission (later renamed to the Salvation Army).
July 21 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots Dave
Tutt dead in what is regarded as the first true western showdown..
July 27 - Welsh settlers arrive in Argentina at Chubut Valley.
December 24 - Several US Civil War Confederate veterans form the Ku Klux Klan.
Gregor Mendel formulates his theories of Mendelian inheritance.
A forest fire near Silverton, Oregon destroys about one million acres of timber.
Leopold II becomes King of Belgium.
Last volume of Annals of Joseon Dynasty published.Births
January 19 - Pleuntje Kamerling
January 25 - Thomas van den Houten
February 12 - Jan van den Houten
February 19 - Sven Hedin
, scientist and explorer (+ 1952).
March 6 - Willemina Tolenaars
March 8 - Jacobus van den Houte
March 12 - Henricus Adrianus van den Houten
March 19 - William Morton Wheeler
, american entomologist and ethologist.
April 15 - Jakob Ringelberg
May 1 - Jan Morijn
May 14 - Maria Johanna Berendina van Weezel
May 15 - Johannes Luikaart
May 25 - Pieter Zeeman
, Nobel Prize winner (+ 1943).
May 26 - Robert W. Chambers
, artist (+ 1933).
June 3 - King George V
of the United Kingdom.
June 23 - Klasina Wilhelmina van den Houten
July 22 - Leendert Vreeswijk
July 28 - Jacob van den Houten
July 31 - Janna Mar(t)ina Hendrikse
August 24 - King Ferdinand
August 25 - Leendert van Oeveren
September 30 - Marina Tamboer
October 1 - Paul Dukas
, French composer.
October 26 - Benjamin Guggenheim
, businessman, went down on Titanic.
November 25 - Johannus van den Houten
November 28 - Wouter Lokker
December 8 - Jean Sibelius
December 12 - Teunis van den Houten
January 29 - Lena van den Houten
February 16 - Thomas van den Houten
March 11 - Jan van den Houten
April 2 - A.P. Hill
, Confederate general.
April 4 - Leentje van den Houten
April 8 - Henricus Adrianus van den Houten
April 15 - Abraham Lincoln
, US President.
April 26 - John Wilkes Booth
, actor and assassin of Abraham Lincoln.
May 15 - Tanneke van den Houte
June 7 - Hermanus Tolenaars
June 27 - Jacob Quant
July 11 - Willemijntje van Damme
August 8 - Kornelis van den Houten
September 30 - Pleuntje Kamerling
October 18 - Lord Palmerston
, Prime Minister of Britain.
November 12 - Leendert Vreeswijk
December 10 - Leopold I
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