What Happened on February 16, 1866

Historical Events

  • Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes the British Secretary of State for War

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Hamilton, American Baseball HOF outfielder (NL batting champion 1891, 93; 5 × NL stolen base leader; KC Cowboys, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1940)
  • Johann Strauss III, Austrian composer and conductor (Dem Muthigen gehört die Welt), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
Born in 1866
1866 Highlights

About February 16, 1866

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius