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.