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Historical Events In 1866

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Apr 04   In the year 1866 alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.  

Apr 04   On this day in history george P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)  

Apr 06   In the year 1866 g.A.R. forms  

Apr 06   Joseph Lincoln Steffens, muckraker/journalist (Shame of the Cities) on this day in history.  

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   Civil Rights Bill passes over Pres Andrew Johnson's veto on this day in history.  

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

Apr 10   Campobello New Brunswick Irish American Fenians attack Campobello Island from Eastport, Maine; persuaded to leave by British warships, US agents in the year 1866.  

Apr 11   In the year 1866 carla Ford, Henry's wife  

Apr 13   On this day in history butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) born.  

Apr 13   Butch Cassidy, [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage) on this day in history.  

Apr 14   Anne Mansfield Sullivan, US, educated Helen Keller on this day in history.  

Apr 15   William Jackson, composer, dies at 51 in the year 1866.  

Apr 16   Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia in the year 1866.  

Apr 16   Nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes on this day in history.  

Apr 19   Henri WA Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell) in the year 1866.  

Apr 20   Victor Hollaender, composer in the year 1866.  

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   American Equal Rights Association forms on this day in history.  

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

May 04   Woodward's Gardens opens to public in the year 1866.  

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   Australian Rules Football is created and I still do not understand the game, sorry all you Aussie's on this day in history.  

May 13   Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer on this day in history.  

May 16   Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer in the year 1866.  

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

May 16   Ernest Watson Burgess, US sociologist (ecological school) on this day in history.  

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

May 17   In the year 1866 adolf Bernhard Marx, composer, dies at 70  

May 17   The birth of Erik Satie, French composer on this day in history.  

May 18   On this day in history french Government of De Putte resigns  

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Famous Birthdays In 1866

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1866 birth of prof Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957)  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of william G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)  

Jan 09   Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher was born in the year 1866.  

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

Jan 15   On this day in history birth of nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)  

Jan 19   Harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin) was born in the year 1866.  

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

Jan 25   On this day in history birth of emile Vandervelde, leader of Belgian BWP party  

Famous Deaths In 1866

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 10   Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792) died in the year 1866.  

Jan 15   In the year 1866 m T d'Azeglio, writer, dies  

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

Jan 27   In the year 1866 john Gibson, sculptor, dies  

Feb 03   François-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809) died on this day in history.  

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

Mar 06   In the year 1866 death of william Whewell, English scientist, philosopher, and historian of science (b. 1794)  

Mar 10   Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87 in the year 1866.  

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