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1864 Historical Event(s)
- January 21, 1864 – The Tauranga Campaign begins during the Maori Wars.
- April 29, 1864 – Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the Civil War.
- May 7, 1864 – American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.
- June 15, 1864 – Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acre around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
- June 30, 1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for “public use, resort and recreation”.
- September 1, 1864 – American Civil War: Confederate General John Bell Hood evacuates Atlanta, Georgia after a four-month siege by General Sherman.
- September 29, 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Chaffin’s Farm is fought.
- October 19, 1864 – St. Albans Raid – Confederate raiders launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.
- October 23, 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Westport – Union forces under General Samuel R. Curtis defeat Confederate troops led by General Sterling Price at Westport, near Kansas City.
- October 30, 1864 – Second war of Schleswig ends. Denmark renounces all claim to Schleswig, Holstein and Lauenburg, which come under Prussian and Austrian administration.
Who Were Born On 1864?
- January 8, 1864 – Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
- January 21, 1864 – Paul Troje, German politician (d. 1942)
- February 22, 1864 – Jules Renard, French author (d. 1910)
- April 10, 1864 – Eugen d'Albert, German composer (d. 1932)
- July 13, 1864 – John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
- September 14, 1864 – Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, British diplomat, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1958)
- September 19, 1864 – Ragna Wettergreen, Norwegian actress (d. 1958)
- October 25, 1864 – John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)
- November 24, 1864 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (d. 1901)
- November 28, 1864 – Lindley M. Garrison, American Secretary of War (d. 1932)