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Historical Events In 1866

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Jul 17   Italian fleet under adm Persano capture Austrian Fort Lissa on this day in history.  

Jul 19   On this day in history tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights  

Jul 20   On this day in history faa di Bruno, Italian captain (Er d'italia, Lissa), commits suicide  

Jul 20   Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy on this day in history.  

Jul 21   On this day in history cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London  

Jul 23   Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms in the year 1866.  

Jul 23   In the year 1866 francesco Cilea, composer  

Jul 23   Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jul 24   In the year 1866 tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union  

Jul 24   Tennessee becomes first Confederate state readmitted to Union on this day in history.  

Jul 25   25th Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wis takes office on this day in history.  

Jul 25   In the year 1866 aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies  

Jul 25   Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist in the year 1866.  

Jul 25   In the year 1866 uS Grant named first general of Army  

Jul 26   Canoe Club opens in England on this day in history.  

Jul 26   Francesco Cilea, composer on this day in history.  

Jul 27   Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long) on this day in history.  

Jul 27   On this day in history cyrus W. Field lays the first successful underwater telegraph cable connecting North America and Europe (after two failed attempts).  

Jul 28   On this day in history beatrix Potter, England, children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)  

Jul 28   In the year 1866 metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US  

Jul 28   On this day in history the birth of Beatrix Potter, English author  

Jul 30   On this day in history race riot in New Orleans  

Aug 05   Alfred Holy, composer in the year 1866.  

Aug 06   On this day in history chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger)  

Aug 08   On this day in history matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)  

Aug 10   Transatlantic cable laid in the year 1866.  

Aug 10   Transatlantic cable laid-Pres Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria on this day in history.  

Aug 11   On this day in history world's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)  

Aug 12   Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922) on this day in history.  

Aug 17   On this day in history bathe & Prussia signs peace treaty  

Aug 20   In the year 1866 pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over  

Aug 22   George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies in the year 1866.  

Aug 23   Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war on this day in history.  

Aug 30   Georges Minne, Flemish sculptor on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1866

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Prof Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957) was born in the year 1866.  

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   In the year 1866 birth of nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)  

Jan 19   On this day in history birth of harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)  

Jan 20   On this day in history birth of richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)  

Jan 25   In the year 1866 birth of emile Vandervelde, leader of Belgian BWP party  

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

Jan 23   On this day in history death of thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785)  

Jan 27   In the year 1866 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   Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77 in the year 1866.  

Mar 06   On this day in history death of william Whewell, English scientist, philosopher, and historian of science (b. 1794)  

Mar 10   Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87 on this day in history.  

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