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  1866 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar.
July 27 - The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed, allowing transatlantic telegraph communication for the first time.
July 28 - The Metric Act of 1866 becomes law and legalizes the standardization of weights and measures in the United States.
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 Search Results for "1866"
1866 The Syrian Protestant College (later to become the American University of Beirut) was established by American missionaries.
1866, April 8 Bismarck, aided by Napoleon III, concluded an offensive and defensive alliance with Italy: Italy was to join Prussia if war broke out between Austria...
1866, Feb. 23 Cuza was kidnapped and forced to abdicate by a conspiracy of Conservatives and Liberals who desired a foreign prince.
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 The 1866 Mining Act
R.S. 2477, or Section 8 of the 1866 Mining Act, provides simply: "The right-of-way for the construction of highways over public lands, not reserved for public uses, is hereby granted." In Utah alone, counties have asserted 5,000 right-of-way claims under this statute, and, by some estimates, could assert 5,000 more when the day is done.
To fully understand the 1866 Mining Act and why it was enacted, you have to harken back to 1866, the year Congress passed the statute.
In the decades after the 1866 Mining Act became law, Americans changed their view of how the public domain should be valued.
www.suwa.org /1866/1866.html   (3088 words)

 RFC 1866 (rfc1866)
Berners-Lee & Connolly Standards Track [Page 36] RFC 1866 Hypertext Markup Language - 2.0 November 1995 A hyperlink is a relationship between two anchors, called the head and the tail of the hyperlink[DEXTER].
Berners-Lee & Connolly Standards Track [Page 45] RFC 1866 Hypertext Markup Language - 2.0 November 1995 When there is only one single-line text input field in a form, the user agent should accept Enter in that field as a request to submit the form.
Berners-Lee & Connolly Standards Track [Page 47] RFC 1866 Hypertext Markup Language - 2.0 November 1995 The initial state of the form data set is: name "" gender "male" family "" other "" nickname "" Note that the radio input has an initial value, while the checkbox has none.
www.cse.ohio-state.edu /cgi-bin/rfc/rfc1866.html   (11176 words)

 The Irish Invasion of Canada
From Maine to Wisconsin, throughout the spring and summer of 1866, an estimated twenty-five thousand Union and Confederate veterans of the Civil War – members of the Fenian Brotherhood and calling themselves the Irish Republican Army -- gathered along the northern border of the newly-United States for the purpose of invading and capturing Canada.
On the first week in April, 1866, IRB President, John O’Mahoney assumed the rank of General in his Irish Republican Army and began assembling a force of 1,000 men in Calais and Eastport, Maine.
The plan was to be set in motion on May 31st, 1866 when the main Irish Republican Army of 16,800 men was to cross the border at Buffalo and spearhead a three-pronged attack on Lower Canada moving through Toronto to Montreal and on to Quebec City.
www.bivouacbooks.com /bbv2i3s6.htm   (2773 words)

 Model 1866   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The barrel is finished in the bright, and the flened breech block is dated "1866." The arm is equipped with a musket rear sight and a CW stock which was internally altered to accept the extractor and ejector mechanisms.
Model 1866 Short Rifles were produced in 1870 and 1871 as a result of refurbishing over twenty thousand used Model 1866 rifles.
However, a number of Bannerman cut-down Model 1866 rifles are available with shortened stocks having fillers in the middle band spring location and usually thinned stock wrists.
www.trapdoorcollector.com /m66.html   (475 words)

 1866 Civil Rights Act
(1866) was passed by Congress on 9th April 1866 over the veto of President Andrew Johnson.
Such an individual is an object of interest to the political parties that desire to have the benefit of his ballot.
The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAcivil1866.htm   (976 words)

 Timeline 1864-1866
1866 Jan 2, Gilbert Murray, Australian born scholar who became the chairman of the League of Nations, 1923 through 1928, was born.
1866 Apr 6, Joseph Lincoln Steffens (d.1936), American political philosopher, investigative reporter and muckraker journalist (Shame of the Cities), was born in San Francisco: "Nothing is done.
1866 Apr 13, Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American western outlaw and leader of the Wild Bunch, was born in Beaver, Utah.
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 Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
Beatrix Potter was born on 28 July 1866 in South Kensington, London.
Beatrix Potter 1866 to 1943 by Judy Taylor.
A pictorial biography taking the reader through Beatrix Potter's life from her birth in 1866, looking at her years in Bolton Gardens (with summer months in Scotland and the Lake District), her paintings and drawings, her books, her friendship with the Warnes, her farming and her marriage.
www.visitcumbria.com /bpotter.htm   (1364 words)

 1866 - Eschmeyer Reference Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Lady of La Garaye (1866): a machine-readable transcription London 1866 The transcribed copy is from the Research Collections, Indiana University.
In 1866 a group of army officers broke into the palace, forced Cuza to sign abdication By 1866, roughly the same date as their Hungarian counterparts,
RFC 1866 Hypertext Markup Language - 2.0 November 1995 4.1 text/html media type.
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 Flying Wings : An Anthology : Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1866 - 1899)
Percy Pilcher (1866 - 1899) is one of the few British participants in the fevered race to invent the airplane.
In England Lilienthal's work was carried on by Percy Sinclair Pilcher, who, born in 1866, completed six years' service in the British Navy by the time that he was nineteen, and then went through a course of engineering, subsequently joining Maxim in his experimental work.
It was not until 1895 that he began to build the first of the series of gliders with which he earned his plane among the pioneers of flight.
www.ctie.monash.edu.au /hargrave/pilcher.html   (3718 words)

 Electorate of Hesse-Cassel 1815-1866 (Germany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The landgraves of Hesse-Kassel lost their principality in 1866 to Prussia.
The landgraves of the Hesse-Kassel branch flew the same flag [as the Hesse-Darmstadt royal family] with just the shield, but with a golden border and the lion doing without the sword.
Presumably this standard was used before 1866 by the Elector of Hesse.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/de-he_ka.html   (252 words)

 Amazon.com: The Austro-Prussian War : Austria's War with Prussia and Italy in 1866: Books: Geoffrey Wawro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a new history of the Austro-Prussian-Italian War of 1866, which paved the way for German and Italian unification.
Until 1866, the whole history of modern warfare had been one of ever increasing troop numbers and ever more sophisticated fortress and weapons systems.
However his account of the 1866 campaign and the battle of Custoza relies heavily on Austrian material - obviously magnifying their troops' achievements as well as the Italian defeat - while Italian sources, albeit mentioned in the bibliography, seem to be discounted or rather neglected in the narration.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0521560594?v=glance   (2590 words)

 Gurdjieff, G. I.
It was his liberation philosophy, commonly known "the Work" that turned occultism in a different in the 1920s and paved the way for modern techniques of group and encounter therapy.
The exact year of his birth is in dispute; Gurdjieff stated it as 1866, while his sister said it was 1877, and his biographer, J.
Bennett, puts it at 1877.All agree, however, that Gurdjieff was born in Alexandropol, in the Russo-Turkish frontier.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/g/gurdjieff_g_i.html   (2975 words)

 The life of Wassily Kandinsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born in Moscow in 1866, Kandinsky spent his early childhood in Odessa.
His parents played the piano and the zither and Kandinsky himself learned the piano and cello at an early age.
His unrelenting quest for new forms which carried him to the very extremes of geometric abstraction have provided us with an unparalleled collection of abstract art.
www.lsi.usp.br /~artigas/kandinsky/oartista.html   (419 words)

 Savanis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 1866 Leonids meteor shower was recorded in a scrap piece of paper by a priest in the island of Corfu in Northwestern Greece.
A century and a half later the piece of paper was found, as a page marker in a Bible at a flee market in Athens.
"During the night of November 1/2, 1866, at 3 a.m., while the sky was clear and cloudless, the stars started fighting, falling against each other, leaving a trail behind them like a rope, in the direction from East to West, continuously until six o'clock at dawn, when the phenomenon ended.
www.astro.auth.gr /~jhs/news/savanis   (186 words)

 Amazon.com: An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866: Books: James G. Hollandsworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
One of several atrocious riots perpetrated in the South in 1866, the bloody tumult in New Orleans had both immediate and antecedent causes.
In the summer of 1866 racial tensions ran high in Louisiana as a constitutional convention considered disenfranchising former Confederates and enfranchising fls.
The event shocked and alarmed the northern public leading to Civil Rights bill of 1866, the sweeping Republican victories in the 1866 elections, Congressional reconstruction, and the 14th Amendment.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0807125881?v=glance   (1288 words)

 Texas Governors - War, Ruin, and Reconstruction - Part 2 - Texas State Library
Although a Unionist, he joined the Confederate Army when war came, and was eventually brigadier general in charge of troops guarding the Texas frontier, and confederate commissioner to the Indians.
Accomplishments: When presidential reconstruction gave way to congressional reconstruction in March 1867, Throckmorton and the U.S. military differed: he disagreed with their deployment of troops in the interior rather than on the frontier; and they accused him of failing to punish crimes against fls and Unionists.
As a Unionist, Pease spent 1858 through 1866 in semi-retirement from public life, refraining even from practicing law during the Civil War.
www.tsl.state.tx.us /governors/war/page2.html   (1153 words)

 African American Historical Documents - The Civil Rights Act of 1866   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Senate of the United States, April 6, 1866.
In the House of Representatives U.S. April 9th, 1866.
The House of Representatives having proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the bill entitled "An act to protect all persons in the United States in their civil rights, and furnish the means of their
www.africanamericans.com /CivilRightsActof1866.htm   (424 words)

 Nitroglycerine! Terrible Explosion and Loss of Lives in San Francisco
Nitroglycerine was invented in 1846 by Ascanio Sobrero, Albert Nobel designed a blasting cap that made use of the explosive almost safe in 1865, and in 1867 Nobel mixed silica and nitroglycerine, making dynamite.
Prior to 1867, nitroglycerine was shipped as a liquid; the first known specimen of this liquid was reported in California on April 21, 1866, in a newspaper article in the Placer Herald, Auburn, California.
Clement, division engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad in charge of construction between Cisco and Truckee, from August 1866 to about June, 1868, when the work was finished.
cprr.org /Museum/Newspapers/Nitroglycerine.html   (1130 words)

 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
An Internet version of this Concordance may be used on-line by clicking here...
From 1847 until his passing on January 16th, 1866, Phineas Parkhurst Quimby devoted his life to healing the sick.
In the Fall of 1859 he opened an office at the International House Hotel in the city of Portland, Maine.
www.ppquimby.com   (433 words)

 National revival in Romania, 1848-1866
In 1866 a group of army officers broke into the palace, forced Cuza to sign abdication papers, and then escorted him over the border into Austria.
Ironically, Cuza's abdication accomplished one of the last goals of the '48ers: it led to rule by a foreign prince whose international ties would lend legitimacy to the ruling house.
By 1866, roughly the same date as their Hungarian counterparts, the political descendants of the 1848 Romanian revolutionaries achieved most of their original goals.
www.lib.msu.edu /sowards/balkan/lect08.htm   (4308 words)

 A 1000 Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe, J. MacGregor, [1866,] 1892
The first edition was printed in 1866, so this must be the last edition printed before MacGregor died.
The engravings are not signed, but may be either by the author or based on his drawings.
Page headings in the print edition (they differ between the 5th and 19th editions) are not retained in the online text, but are given in chapter headings, with links to the appropriate paragraphs.
www.rtpnet.org /robroy/books/jm/TM.HTM   (878 words)

 The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . 14th Amendment Ratified | PBS
The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth granted citizenship to people once enslaved, and the Fifteenth guaranteed fl men the right to vote.
The Fourteenth Amendment was passed by Congress in June 1866 and ratified by the states in 1868.
The Radical Republicans had been battling with Andrew Johnson for control of Reconstruction.
www.pbs.org /wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_14th.html   (275 words)

 1796-1866: Broadway Pioneers
In 1866, lower Broadway was New York's busiest thoroughfare, every bit as congested with traffic as it is today -- with temperamental horses and piles of manure added to the noisome mix.
As postwar business boomed, there was a sharp increase in the city's working and middle class population -- and these growing masses of people craved entertainment.
Wheatley spent the then-unheard of sum of $25,000 to produce The Black Crook (1866 - 474) The opening night performance on Sept. 12, 1866 lasted a bottom-numbing five and a half hours, but audiences were too dazzled to complain.
www.musicals101.com /1860to79.htm   (913 words)

 Local History Archive Contexts Colorado Gold Rush, Early Settlement, and the Creation of Fort Collins, 1844-1866 - City ...
She raised her family, and at the age of fifty-five met and married Lewis Stone.
When Lewis Stone died in 1866, Elizabeth decided to stay on and continue operating the boarding house at Fort Collins.
In 1866, her niece, Elizabeth Keays brought her son to the post and started a school in one of the rooms of Auntie Stone's cabin, thus establishing the first school in Fort Collins.
library.ci.fort-collins.co.us /local_history/Topics/contexts/colorado.htm   (6800 words)

 CPL Chicago: 1849-1855,1866-1867: Early Cholera Epidemics
In the 1850's, a piped Lake Michigan water supply was introduced cutting reliance upon unsanitary wells and buckets of water from the sewage filled
Sewers were constructed beginning in 1856 and greatly expanded after the cholera epidemic of 1866.
After the 1870's cholera ceased to be a source of mortality.
www.chipublib.org /004chicago/disasters/early_cholera.html   (235 words)

 African American Odyssey: The Civil War (Part 2)
On April 19, 1866, African American citizens of Washington, D.C., staged a huge celebration.
Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, by the colored people in Washington, April 19, 1866.
The Emancipation Proclamation declared that all slaves in the Confederate states were "forever free." Free fls, forming their own communities even during the slavery era, owned homes, businesses, and churches like this one.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart4b.html   (1110 words)

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