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Historical Events In 1866

Monday, 22 July 2019

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jul 20   In the year 1866 sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy  

Jul 21   Cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London on this day in history.  

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

Jul 24   Tennessee becomes first Confederate state readmitted to Union in the year 1866.  

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

Jul 25   Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies in the year 1866.  

Jul 25   On this day in history frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist  

Jul 25   US Grant named first general of Army in the year 1866.  

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

Jul 26   Francesco Cilea, composer in the year 1866.  

Jul 27   In the year 1866 atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)  

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

Jul 30   In the year 1866 race riot in New Orleans  

Aug 05   In the year 1866 alfred Holy, composer  

Aug 06   In the year 1866 chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger)  

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   World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI) in the year 1866.  

Aug 12   On this day in history jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1866.  

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

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   Harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1866 birth of richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)  

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   Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 23   Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785) died on this day in history.  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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