On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1866

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)
  • Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz; Lost City; A Tale of Two Cities), born in Coblenz, Germany (d. 1940)
1866 Highlights

About June 26, 1866

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer