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1865 Historical Event(s)
- February 1, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
- March 3, 1865 – Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.
- March 29, 1865 – American Civil War: Federal forces under Major General Philip Sheridan move to flank Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee as the Appomattox Campaign begins.
- April 1, 1865 – American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks – In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
- April 4, 1865 – American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
- May 17, 1865 – The International Telegraph Union (later the International Telecommunication Union) is established in Paris.
- October 11, 1865 – Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
- November 6, 1865 – American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 vessels.
- November 26, 1865 – Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy Schooner is defeated by a Chilean Corvette north of Valparaiso, Chile.
- December 24, 1865 – The Ku Klux Klan is formed.
Who Were Born On 1865?
- January 31, 1865 – Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
- February 25, 1865 – Zoravar Andranik Armenian general, political and public activist and freedom fighter (d. 1927)
- February 28, 1865 – Wilfred Grenfell, medical missionary (d. 1940)
- April 9, 1865 – Charles Proteus Steinmetz, German-born engineer and mathematician (d. 1923)
- June 13, 1865 – William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)
- August 24, 1865 – King Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
- August 27, 1865 – Charles G. Dawes, 30th Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1951)
- September 2, 1865 – Simeón Ola, Philippine general (d. 1952)
- October 18, 1865 – Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (d. 1946)
- November 27, 1865 – Janez Evangelist Krek, Slovene politician (d. 1917)