What Happened in 1866

Significant Events

  • Jun 13 US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights)
  • Jul 19 Tennessee is 1st to ratify 14th Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing civil rights
  • Jul 27 Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
  • Aug 20 President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over
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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

World Leaders in 1866

Famous People in 1866

Famous Deaths

  • 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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