On This Day

Historical Events in March 1866

Historic Event

Mar 1 War of the Triple Alliance: Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on the Rio Paraná

  • Mar 2 1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn
  • Mar 7 28th Grand National: 1852 winner Alec Goodman wins his second GN aboard Irish 40/1 outsider Salamander
  • Mar 19 Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die
  • Mar 21 US Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes
  • Mar 27 Andrew Rankin patents the urinal

Historic Event

Mar 27 US President Andrew Johnson vetoes civil rights bill; it later becomes 14th amendment

  • Mar 28 1st ambulance goes into service
  • Mar 30 Bedřich Smetana's comic opera"Verkaufte Braut" (The Bartered Bride) premieres at Prague Provisional Theatre
  • Mar 31 The Spanish navy bombards the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile