Historical Events in July 1866

  • 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

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Jul 25 Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 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.