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The establishment of Fisk University as a historically black university takes place in Nashville, Tennessee.
The publication of the last issue of The Liberator magazine takes place. Read More
The establishment of the Royal Aeronautical Society takes place in London. Read More
The discovery of the Calaveras Skull takes place in California, leading to the false belief of evidence of humans in North America during the Pliocene epoch.
The first federal legislation protecting the rights of African-Americans is passed as the Civil Rights Act of 1866 by the United States Congress.
An alliance is formed against the Austrian Empire by the Italian and Prussian kingdoms. Read More
Henry Bergh establishes the ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, in New York City.
The minting of the nickel coin is approved by the United States Congress, replacing the half dime.
Ottawa holds the first meeting of the Canadian Parliament. Read More
The establishment of the Agra High Court takes place. Read More
The beginning of the Austro-Prussian War takes place upon the declaration of war on Prussia by the Austrians and the majority of German states.
War on Austria is declared by the Kingdom of Italy. Read More
The issuance of the first Constitution of Romania takes place. Read More
Carlo di Persano's Italian fleet is defeated by Wilhelm von Tegetthoff's Austrian fleet in the Naval Battle of Lissa.
The first state to be readmitted to the Union after the American Civil War is Tennessee.
A legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army is passed by the United States Congress and is first awarded to General Ulysses S. Grant.
The transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully placed between Ireland and Newfoundland by the SS Great Eastern.
The standardization of weights and measures is legalized in the United States upon the Metric Act becoming law.
The Austro-Prussian War is ended by the Treaty of Prague. Read More
Curupaity is successfully defended against the Triple Alliance by Paraguay in the Paraguayan War.
The war between Austria and Italy ends upon the signing of the Treaty of Vienna, implementing the annexation of Venetia by Italy.
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