On This Day

Events in History in March 1866

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

President of Paraguay Francisco Solano López
President of Paraguay
Francisco Solano López
  • 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 Valparaíso, Chile