1862

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1862 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1862
MDCCCLXII
Ab urbe condita2615
Armenian calendar1311
ԹՎ ՌՅԺԱ
Assyrian calendar6612
Bahá'í calendar18–19
Balinese saka calendar1783–1784
Bengali calendar1269
Berber calendar2812
British Regnal year25 Vict. 1 – 26 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2406
Burmese calendar1224
Byzantine calendar7370–7371
Chinese calendar辛酉(Metal Rooster)
4558 or 4498
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4559 or 4499
Coptic calendar1578–1579
Discordian calendar3028
Ethiopian calendar1854–1855
Hebrew calendar5622–5623
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1918–1919
 - Shaka Samvat1783–1784
 - Kali Yuga4962–4963
Holocene calendar11862
Igbo calendar862–863
Iranian calendar1240–1241
Islamic calendar1278–1279
Japanese calendarBunkyū 2
(文久2年)
Javanese calendar1790–1791
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4195
Minguo calendar50 before ROC
民前50年
Nanakshahi calendar394
Thai solar calendar2404–2405
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
1988 or 1607 or 835
    — to —
阳水狗年
(male Water-Dog)
1989 or 1608 or 836

1862 (MDCCCLXII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1862nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 862nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 19th century, and the 3rd year of the 1860s decade. As of the start of 1862, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923. This year was named by Mitchell Stephens as the greatest year to read newspapers.

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Diagram of US Federal Government and American Union. Published: 1862, July 15.

October–December[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

  • Anna Leonowens accepts an offer made by the Siamese consul in Singapore, Tan Kim Ching, to teach the wives and children of Mongkut, the King of Siam.
  • Donald McIntyre builds a settlement in northwest Queensland (Australia) which becomes the town of Julia Creek (named after his niece).

Births[edit]

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Date unknown[edit]

  • Al Herpin (The Man Who Never Slept), notable French-born American insomniac (d. 1947)

Deaths[edit]

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July–December[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Spirit of Pestilence". University of Victoria. 2002-03-30. Retrieved 2015-08-23. 
  2. ^ Halen, Widar (1990). Christopher Dresser. Phaidon. p. 34. ISBN 0-7148-2952-8. 
  3. ^ "An Act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes 12 Stat. 489, July 1, 1862
  4. ^ Stormvoël van die Noorde by O JO Ferreira; Jan Viljoen – ‘n Transvaalse Wesgrenspionier (unpublished MA dissertation); documents and notes from the Jack Seale collection.