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Historical Events In 1866

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Jul 11   On this day in history r Beer-Hofmann, writer  

Jul 17   Italian fleet under adm Persano capture Austrian Fort Lissa in the year 1866.  

Jul 19   Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment, guaranteeing civil rights on this day in history.  

Jul 20   In the year 1866 faa di Bruno, Italian captain (Er d'italia, Lissa), commits suicide  

Jul 20   Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy in the year 1866.  

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   On this day in history thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83  

Jul 24   On this day in history 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 in the year 1866.  

Jul 25   On this day in history aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies  

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   In the year 1866 canoe Club opens in England  

Jul 26   On this day in history francesco Cilea, composer  

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

Jul 27   Cyrus W. Field lays the first successful underwater telegraph cable connecting North America and Europe (after two failed attempts) in the year 1866.  

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

Jul 28   Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US in the year 1866.  

Jul 28   The birth of Beatrix Potter, English author in the year 1866.  

Jul 30   Race riot in New Orleans in the year 1866.  

Aug 05   On this day in history alfred Holy, composer  

Aug 06   Chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger) in the year 1866.  

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

Aug 10   Transatlantic cable laid on this day in history.  

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

Aug 17   In the year 1866 bathe & Prussia signs peace treaty  

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

Aug 22   George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies on this day in history.  

Aug 23   On this day in history treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war  

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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   In the year 1866 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   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 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Emile Vandervelde, leader of Belgian BWP party was born in the year 1866.  

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

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

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

Feb 03   In the year 1866 death of françois-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)  

Mar 04   On this day in history 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 in the year 1866.  

Mar 10   On this day in history antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87  

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