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Historical Events In 1866

Monday, 18 November 2019

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   On this day in history sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy  

Jul 21   In the year 1866 cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London  

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

Jul 23   On this day in history francesco Cilea, composer  

Jul 23   On this day in history thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83  

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   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   On this day in history uS Grant named first general of Army  

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

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   In the year 1866 cyrus W. Field lays the first successful underwater telegraph cable connecting North America and Europe (after two failed attempts).  

Jul 28   Beatrix Potter, England, children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit) on this day in history.  

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   Race riot in New Orleans on this day in history.  

Aug 05   Alfred Holy, composer on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1866 transatlantic cable laid  

Aug 10   On this day in history transatlantic cable laid-Pres Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria  

Aug 11   World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI) on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1866 treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war  

Aug 30   In the year 1866 georges Minne, Flemish sculptor  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of william G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 19   Harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin) was born on this day in history.  

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   Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792) died in the year 1866.  

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

Jan 23   Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785) died in the year 1866.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1866.  

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