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Notable Historical Events - 1866

1866Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible

1866President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over

1866Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention

1866Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000)

1866Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)

1866German premier Otto Von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt

1866Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army

1866Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1866 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 9
Fisk University establishes 
Jan 11
Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End, England and kills 220 
Jan 12
The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London. 
Jan 15
Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach," premieres in Prague 
Jan 20
Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends 
Feb 4
Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible 
Feb 10
Dutch government of Frans van der Putte forms 
Feb 13
Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000) 
Feb 16
Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War. 
Feb 21
Lucy B Hobbs (Taylor) becomes 1st US woman to earn a DDS degree 
Feb 26
New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health 
Mar 1
Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana 
Mar 2
1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn 
Mar 19
Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die 
Mar 21
US Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes 
Mar 27
Andrew Rankin patents the urinal 
Mar 27
President Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment 
Mar 28
1st ambulance goes into service 
Mar 30
Bedrich Smetana's "Verkaufte Braut" (Sold Bride) premieres 
Mar 31
The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile. 
Apr 1
US Congress rejects presidential veto giveing all equal rights in US 
Apr 2
US President Johnson ends civil war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va 
Apr 4
Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev. 
Apr 6
G.A.R. forms 
Apr 8
Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary. 
Apr 9
Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson's veto 
Apr 10
American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms 
Apr 16
Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia 
Apr 16
Nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes 
May 1
American Equal Rights Association forms 
May 2
Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao. 
May 4
Woodward's Gardens opens to public 
May 7
German premier Otto Von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassination attempt 
May 16
Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer 
May 16
US Congress authorizes the nickel 5 cent piece (replaces silver half-dime) 
May 18
French government of De Putte resigns 
May 21
1st-class debut of G F Grace aged 15 years 159 days 
May 24
Berkeley, California named (for George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne) 
May 28
Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms 
May 30
Opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague) 
Jun 1
General Dutch Typographer Union forms 
Jun 1
Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario 
Jun 2
Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces 
Jun 7
Irish Fenians raid Pigeon Hill, Quebec 
Jun 7
1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec. 
Jun 11
The Agra High Court (ow the Allahabad High Court) is established in India. 
Jun 13
US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights) 
Jun 15
Prussia attacks Austria 
Jun 20
Italy declares war on Austria 
Jun 24
Second Battle at Custozza: the Austrian Imperial army, joined by the Venetian Army decisively defeated the Italian army, despite the Italians' strong numerical advantage. 
Jul 4
Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying half of Portland, Mainee, US 
Jul 10
Indelible pencil patented by Edson P Clark, Northampton, Mass 
Jul 17
Italian fleet under Admiral Count Carlo Pellion di Persano captures Austrian Fort Lissa 
Jul 19
Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights 
Jul 20
Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy 
Jul 21
Cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London 
Jul 23
Cincinnati Baseball club (Red Stockings) forms 
Jul 24
Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union 
Jul 25
25th US Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wisconsin takes office 
Jul 25
David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral in US Navy 
Jul 25
Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army 
Jul 26
Canoe Club opens in England 
Jul 27
Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long) 
Jul 28
Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US 
Jul 30
New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150. 
Aug 10
Transatlantic cable laid-Pres Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria 
Aug 11
World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI) 
Aug 17
Bathe & Prussia signs peace treaty 
Aug 20
President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over 
Aug 23
Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war 
Sep 1
Last Navaho chief Manuelito turns himself in at Fort Wingate 
Sep 4
1st Hawaiian daily newspaper published 
Sep 6
Frederick Douglass is 1st US black delegate to a national convention 
Sep 22
Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance. 
Sep 25
(Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing 
Oct 1
Dutch Eindhoven-Venlo railway opens 
Oct 2
J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener 
Oct 6
1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000) 
Oct 15
Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses 
Oct 22
Paraguay: Battle of Curupaytí against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. 
Oct 30
Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000) 
Nov 4
Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia 
Nov 17
Opera "Mignon" is produced (Paris) 
Nov 20
First national convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans' org) 
Nov 20
Howard University founded (Washington DC) 
Nov 20
Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle 
Nov 30
Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago 
Dec 3
Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies 
Dec 6
Chicago water supply tunnel 3,227 m into Lake Michigan completed 
Dec 11
1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean 
Dec 21
Cheyennes, Arapho's, Sioux, Fetterman Massacre 
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