On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1866

Historical Events

Landing 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)

1866 Highlights

About July 27, 1866

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo