08 November 2015

The Trent Affair

8 November 1861 


On this date in 1861 - Confederate Commissioners to England, James Mason & John Slidell were seized by the crew of the U.S.S. San Jacinto from the British ship H.M.S. Trent on the high seas in violation of international law.

Other Years:

  • 1983 - Martha Layne Collins (D) was elected as the first female governor of Kentucky.

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