Events

Type Date spansort icon Title
Religion/Philosophy 05/05/1864 Ascension Day
Science/Technology 05/05/1864 A partial eclipse of the Sun is visible in northwestern North America
Battles/Soldiers 05/05/1864—06/27/1864 Grant's Overland Campaign against the Army of Northern Virginia continues
Carlisle/Dickinson 05/05/1864 Nineteen year-old John Taylor Cuddy is captured with his regiment in the Wilderness
Battles/Soldiers 05/04/1864 In Virginia, the Union Army crosses the Rapidan River and begins Grant's Overland Campaign
Education/Culture 05/04/1864 "Notre-Dame of Paris," final opera of William Henry Fry, debuts in his home city in aid of soldiers' charity
US/the World 04/25/1864 A Peace Conference aimed at ending the German-Danish war convenes in London
US/the World 04/25/1864 The London Peace Conference aimed at ending the German-Danish war breaks up in failure
Crime/Disasters 04/25/1864 In Philadelphia, a massive boiler explosion on Cherry Street kills seven
Education/Culture 04/23/1864 Celebrations for the 300th birthday of William Shakespeare are held around the world, but not in Paris
Education/Culture 04/23/1864 In New York York's Central Park, the cornerstone of the Shakespeare Monument is dedicated
Religion/Philosophy 04/21/1864—04/28/1864 Passover
Battles/Soldiers 04/19/1864 In North Carolina, Confederate warship clears the Roanoke River near Plymouth of Union vessels
US/the World 04/18/1864 In the Second Schleswig War, Prussian forces assault and capture the important Danish strong point of Dybbøl
Religion/Philosophy 04/15/1864 In Korea, Su-un, founder of the Donghak religious sect, is executed for heresy at Daegu
US/the World 04/14/1864 Spanish naval forces seize Peru's guano-rich Chincha Islands to enforce compensation demands
US/the World 04/10/1864 At Miramar Castle in Trieste, Austria, Archduke Maximilian officially accepts the imperial throne of Mexico
Battles/Soldiers 04/09/1864 In Louisiana, after defeat the day before, reinforced Union troops repel further attacks at Pleasant Hill
Battles/Soldiers 04/08/1864 At Mansfield, Louisiana, Confederate forces deal a severe blow to the Union's Red River Campaign
Religion/Philosophy 04/05/1864 In Korea, Su-un, founder of the Donghak religious sect, is tried and found guilty of heresy