Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States.
Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America.
The first intercollegiate soccer game took place (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4).
Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.
Mohandas Gandhi led a march of miners in South Africa. He was arrested three times in the first four days of the march.