What Happened in August 1866

Historical Events

  • Aug 11 World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)

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Aug 20 President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over

17th US President Andrew Johnson
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  • Aug 23 Treaty of Prague ends Austro-Prussian war

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 5 Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, born in Oporto (d. 1948)
  • Aug 5 Carl Harries, German chemist (d. 1923)
  • Aug 5 Harry Trott, Australian cricketer (d. 1917)
  • Aug 6 Chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger)
  • Aug 8 Matthew A Henson, 1st African American to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
  • Aug 12 Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
  • Aug 13 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist (d. 1945)
  • Aug 14 Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
  • Aug 17 Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad (d. 1911)
  • Aug 17 Julia Marlowe, English actress (d. 1950)
  • Aug 30 Georges Minne, Flemish sculptor

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1790)
  • Aug 6 John Mason Neale, English divine, scholar and hymnwriter (b. 1818)
  • Aug 22 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies