On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1866

Historical Events

  • Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBeatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator (The Tale of Peter Rabbit), born in London (d. 1943)

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter

1866 Highlights

About July 28, 1866

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 154 years, 4 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo