What Happened on February 16, 1866

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
  • Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
  • William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player