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What Happened in 1866

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Jesse James holds up his first bank, stealing $15,000 from the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri

On February 13, 1866


Famous People in 1866

World Leaders in 1866

Famous People Who Died in 1866

  • Jan 10 Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)
  • Jan 15 M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies
  • Jan 23 Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (b. 1785)
  • Jan 27 John Gibson, British sculptor, dies at 75 (b. 1790)
  • Feb 3 Fran├žois-Xavier Garneau, French Canadian poet and historian (b. 1809)

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