On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1866

Historical Events

  • Italy declares war on Austria beginning the Third Italian War of Independence

Famous Birthdays

  • George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, born in Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England (d. 1923)
  • Ivans [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer and detective writer, born in Sneek, Netherlands (d. 1935)
1866 Highlights

About June 20, 1866

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 154 years, 4 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini