On This Day

Historical Events in January 1866

  • Jan 5 BedÅ™ich Smetana's first opera "Branibori v Cechach" ("The Brandenburgers in Bohemia") premieres in Prague
  • Jan 9 Fisk University opens in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 11 Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End, England and kills 220
  • Jan 12 The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
  • Jan 18 Wesley College is established in Melbourne
  • Jan 20 Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends