On This Day

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 III, Austrian composer and conductor (Dem Muthigen gehört die Welt), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
  • William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player