On This Day

Historical Events in November 1866

  • Nov 4 Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia
  • Nov 17 Opera "Mignon" by Ambroise Thomas premieres at the OpĂ©ra-Comique in Paris, Francce
  • Nov 20 First national convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans' org)
  • Nov 20 Howard University founded in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 20 French inventor Pierre Lallement patents rotary crank bicycle
  • Nov 30 Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel in Chicago