What Happened in November 1866

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia
  • Nov 17 Opera "Mignon" is produced in Paris
  • Nov 20 First national convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans' org)
  • Nov 20 Howard University founded (Washington, D.C.)
  • Nov 20 Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle
  • Nov 30 Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel in Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Daniel Protheroe, composer
  • Nov 7 Paul Lincke, German composer and and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Nov 8 Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)

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Nov 12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, born in Xiangshan [now Zhongshan], Guangdong, Qing Dynasty (d. 1925)

Father of Modern China Sun Yat-sen
Father of Modern China
Sun Yat-sen
  • Nov 13 Abraham Flexner, American educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • Nov 17 Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)
  • Nov 20 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/1st commissioner of baseball
  • Nov 28 Arthur Frederick Augustus "Dick" Lilley, cricket keeper (England)

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Nov 28 Henry Bacon, American architect (Lincoln Memorial), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1924)

Architect Henry Bacon
Henry Bacon
  • Nov 28 Johannes "Johan" Bakker, Sr., Dutch actor and husband of Truus Soete, born (d. 1928)
  • Nov 29 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 14 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Adrien Francois Servais, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 26 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, composer, dies at 72