On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1866

Historical Events

  • 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean; schooners Fleetwing, Vesta and the Henrietta, with NY playboy Gordon Bennett on board, leave Sandy Hook for the Scilly Isles (the Henrietta wins)
1866 Highlights

About December 11, 1866

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius