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Historical Events In 1866

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Apr 04   Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev on this day in history.  

Apr 04   George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop) in the year 1866.  

Apr 06   G.A.R. forms on this day in history.  

Apr 06   Joseph Lincoln Steffens, muckraker/journalist (Shame of the Cities) in the year 1866.  

Apr 06   The birth of Butch Cassidy, American 'Wild West' outlaw on this day in history.  

Apr 08   On this day in history italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary.  

Apr 09   In the year 1866 civil Rights Bill passes over Pres Andrew Johnson's veto  

Apr 10   American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms in the year 1866.  

Apr 10   On this day in history campobello New Brunswick Irish American Fenians attack Campobello Island from Eastport, Maine; persuaded to leave by British warships, US agents.  

Apr 11   Carla Ford, Henry's wife on this day in history.  

Apr 13   In the year 1866 butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) born.  

Apr 13   In the year 1866 butch Cassidy, [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage)  

Apr 14   In the year 1866 anne Mansfield Sullivan, US, educated Helen Keller  

Apr 15   William Jackson, composer, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

Apr 16   On this day in history karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia  

Apr 16   In the year 1866 nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes  

Apr 19   Henri WA Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell) on this day in history.  

Apr 20   In the year 1866 victor Hollaender, composer  

Apr 22   On this day in history hans von Seeckt, German general (Future of the Reich)  

Apr 24   Victoria BC is connected to British Columbia mainland via cable and telegraph on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history american Equal Rights Association forms  

May 02   On this day in history peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.  

May 04   In the year 1866 woodward's Gardens opens to public  

May 07   In the year 1866 cornelis J K van Aalst, president (Dutch Trading Company)  

May 07   On this day in history german premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassin attempt  

May 08   On this day in history australian Rules Football is created and I still do not understand the game, sorry all you Aussie's  

May 13   Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer in the year 1866.  

May 16   On this day in history charles Elmer Hires invents root beer  

May 16   Congress authorizes nickel 5¢ piece (replaces silver half-dime) in the year 1866.  

May 16   In the year 1866 ernest Watson Burgess, US sociologist (ecological school)  

May 16   In the year 1866 the U S Congress authorizes the minting of a 5-cent coin The nickel is born  

May 17   On this day in history adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70  

May 17   The birth of Erik Satie, French composer in the year 1866.  

May 18   French Government of De Putte resigns in the year 1866.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1866

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of prof Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957)  

Jan 08   William G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 15   Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931) was born in the year 1866.  

Jan 19   In the year 1866 birth of harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)  

Jan 20   Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg) was born in the year 1866.  

Jan 25   Emile Vandervelde, leader of Belgian BWP party was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1866

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 10   On this day in history death of pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)  

Jan 15   M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785) died in the year 1866.  

Jan 27   On this day in history john Gibson, sculptor, dies  

Feb 03   On this day in history death of françois-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)  

Mar 04   In the year 1866 alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77  

Mar 06   William Whewell, English scientist, philosopher, and historian of science (b. 1794) died on this day in history.  

Mar 10   In the year 1866 antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87  

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