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What Happened on July 27, 1866

Historical Events


Historic CommunicationLanding of the Atlantic Cable

transatlantic telegraph cable successfully in second attempt comes ashore at Heart's Content, Newfoundland laid out by Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Eastern steamship (1,686 miles long)

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Landing of the Atlantic Cable of 1866, Heart's Content, Newfoundland
Landing of the Atlantic Cable of 1866, Heart's Content, Newfoundland
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1866 Highlights

About July 27, 1866

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 154 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo