March 1866 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
  • Mar 2 1st US company to make sewing needles by machine incorporated, Conn
  • 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

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

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Mar 28 1st ambulance goes into service
  • Mar 30 Bedrich Smetana's "Verkaufte Braut" (Sold Bride) premieres
  • Mar 31 The Spanish navy bombards the harbor of Valpara√≠so, Chile

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 3 Fred A. Busse, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1914)
  • Mar 7 Paul Ernst, German writer, born in Elbingerode, Kingdom of Hanover (d. 1933)
  • Mar 14 Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist (d. 1942)
  • Mar 15 Matthew Charlton, Australian politician (d. 1948)
  • Mar 15 Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor (d. 1910)
  • Mar 17 Pierce Butler, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1939)
  • Mar 18 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs (1913-18)
  • Mar 21 Antonia Caetana de Paiva Pereira Maury, astronomer

Deaths in History

  • Mar 4 Alexander Campbell, Irish-American clergyman and Founder of Disciples of Christ, dies at 77
  • Mar 6 William Whewell, English scientist, philosopher, and historian of science (b. 1794)
  • Mar 24 Maria Amalia, of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Filips of Austria, dies
  • Mar 28 Solomon Foot, American politician (b. 1802)
  • Mar 29 Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, Rabbi/Chassidic leader, dies