On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1866

Historical Events

  • First national convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans' org)
  • French inventor Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle
  • Howard University founded in Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestKenesaw Mountain Landis

Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American judge and 1st commissioner of baseball (1920-44), born in Millville, Ohio (d. 1944)

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

1866 Highlights

About November 20, 1866

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 154 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio