January 12 - Royal Aeronautical Society is formed (London).
February 13 - Jesse James robs his first bank.
May 16 - The United States Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with
the five cent piece, or nickel.
May 16 - Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer.
June 14 - Beginning of the Austro-Prussian War, when the Austrians and most of the
medium German states declare war on Prussia.
July 3 - Austro-Prussian War decided at the Battle of Königgratz, resulting in Prussia
taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
July 5 - Marriage of Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, third daughter of Queen
Victoria to Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg.
July 20 - Naval battle at Lissa between Austria Hungary and Italy.
July 24 - Reconstruction: Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to
the Union following the American Civil War.
July 25 - The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General
of the Army (now called "5-star general") Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes
the first to have this rank.
July 27 - The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph
communication for the first time.
July 28 - The Metric Act of 1866 becomes law and legalizes the standardization of
weights and measures in the United States.
August 23 - Treaty of Prague ends the Austro-Prussian War.
In Sweden the Riksdag of the Estates is replaced by an elected two chamber
assembly, the Riksdag.
Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.Births
January 8 - Leuntje van Splunteren
January 29 - Romain Rolland
, dramatist, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature
in 1915 (+ 1944).
February 15 - Gerard Minheere
March 6 - Jacob van den Houten
March 18 - Jan van den Houten
March - Abraham Stoutjesdyk
April 1 - Ferruccio Busoni
, pianist and composer (+ 1924).
April 3 - Jannetje Kamerling
April 6 - Butch Cassidy
, outlaw (+ 1909).
May 17 - Neeltje van den Houten
May 17- Erik Satie
, French composer.
July 28 - Jacobus Johannes Rieff
July 28 - Beatrix Potter
, Children's author.
September 7 - Tristan Bernard
September 15 - Jan van den Houten
September 17 - Jannetje van den Houte
September 21 - H. G. Wells
, science fiction novelist.
October 2 - Cornelis van den Houten
October 15 - Nicholas Troost (Troast)
October 27 - Wilhelmus de Voogd
November 2 - Willem Pieter van den Berge
November 3 - Leendert van Vliet
December 3 - Jannetje Hakkenbrak
.Thomas Hunt Morgan
, biologist.Sun Yat-sen
, Chinese Revolutionary.Robert Broom
March 11 - Teunis van den Houten
March 18 - Jacob van den Houten
April 8 - Jan van den Houten
April 30 - Johannus van den Houten
July 2 - Jaaptje van den Houten
September 14 - Tannetje Wandemaker
September 15 - Cornelis van der Vlugt
November 8 - Maria van den Houten
, Mathematician.To my Homepage