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Historical Events In 1866

Sunday, 23 February 2020

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

Jul 19   Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights in the year 1866.  

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

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   In the year 1866 cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms  

Jul 23   Francesco Cilea, composer in the year 1866.  

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

Jul 24   Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union on this day in history.  

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

Jul 25   In the year 1866 25th Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wis takes office  

Jul 25   Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies on this day in history.  

Jul 25   In the year 1866 frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist  

Jul 25   US Grant named first general of Army on this day in history.  

Jul 26   Canoe Club opens in England in the year 1866.  

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

Jul 27   On this day in history atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)  

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

Jul 28   In the year 1866 beatrix Potter, England, children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)  

Jul 28   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 06   Chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger) on this day in history.  

Aug 08   Matthew A Henson, 1st Black to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909) in the year 1866.  

Aug 10   Transatlantic cable laid in the year 1866.  

Aug 10   In the year 1866 transatlantic cable laid-Pres Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria  

Aug 11   In the year 1866 world's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)  

Aug 12   In the year 1866 jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)  

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

Aug 20   Pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over on this day in history.  

Aug 22   On this day in history george Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies  

Aug 23   Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war in the year 1866.  

Aug 30   Georges Minne, Flemish sculptor in the year 1866.  

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

Jan 09   On this day in history birth of albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher  

Jan 13   On this day in history birth of vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer  

Jan 15   In the year 1866 birth of nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)  

Jan 19   In the year 1866 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   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   In the year 1866 death of pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)  

Jan 15   On this day in history m T d'Azeglio, writer, dies  

Jan 23   In the year 1866 death of thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785)  

Jan 27   John Gibson, sculptor, dies in the year 1866.  

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

Mar 04   Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77 in the year 1866.  

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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