Timeline for 1861
19th century | 1860s

1855 • 1856 • 1857 • 1858 • 1859 • 1860 • 1862 • 1863 • 1864 • 1865 • 1866 • 1867

In December 1861, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the husband of Queen Victoria, died. (PROSE: The Lampblack Wars)

In April, the Fourth Doctor, Leela, Professor Cedric Scrivener and Abasi visited the Congo. (AUDIO: The Ghosts of Gralstead)

Also in December, the Third Doctor took Sarah Jane Smith to see a typical Victorian era show in Drury Lane Theatre in London. (PROSE: The Lampblack Wars)

On 23 December, the Fifth Doctor and Turlough assisted Mrs Elkins in defending her Virginia farmhouse from a group of American Civil War deserters led by Lucius Casler. (PROSE: Comforts of Home)

The Confederate States of America came into existence with Jefferson Davis as its first and ultimately only President. (PROSE: Blood and Hope)

The Malicious Damage Act, which covered lighthouses, was passed. (TV: Horror of Fang Rock)

The Cemar came to Earth to try to discover some minerals. (PROSE: The Good, The Bad and The Alien)

Principles of Human Anatomy by Sir Charles Westbrooke was published in four volumes. (PROSE: The Age of Ambition)

In 1861, Colonel Oliver Crackenthorpe's wife was committed to an asylum. (AUDIO: Fortitude)

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.