November 1866 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 4 Kingdom of Italy annexes Venetia
  • Nov 20 First national convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans' org)
  • Nov 20 Howard University founded in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 30 Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel in Chicago

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Herbert Austin, English automobile designer and builder (founder of Austin Motor Company), born in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1941)

Sun Yat-senSun Yat-sen (1866-1925)

Nov 12 Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, born in Xiangshan [now Zhongshan], Guangdong, Qing Dynasty

  • Nov 13 Abraham Flexner, American educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • Nov 17 Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist, writer and speaker, born in Leslie, Michigan (d. 1912)

Henry BaconHenry Bacon (1866-1924)

Nov 28 American architect (Lincoln Memorial), born in Watseka, Illinois

Weddings in History

Alexander III

Nov 9 Tsarevich Alexander of Russia (later Alexander III) marries Princess Dagmar of Denmark at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

Deaths in History

  • Nov 14 Miguel I, King of Portugal (1828-34), dies at 64
  • Nov 21 Amable-Guillaume-Prosper Brugière, French politician and historian, dies at 84