What Happened on July 25, 1866

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 25th US Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wisconsin takes office
  • David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral in US Navy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ulysses S. Grant named 1st general of Army

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant

Famous Birthdays

  • Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist, born in London (d. 1947)

Famous Deaths

  • Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies