1862 (MDCCCLXII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday (dominical letter G) 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 third 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 localised use until 1918. This year was named by Mitchell Stephens as the greatest year to read newspapers.

Events

January–March

April–June

July–September

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

October–December

Date unknown

  • 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

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Deaths

January–June

July–December