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1866 (MDCCCLXVI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1866th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 866th year of the 2nd millennium, the 66th year of the 19th century, and the 7th year of the 1860s decade. As of the start of 1866, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1866 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1866
MDCCCLXVI
Ab urbe condita 2619
Armenian calendar 1315
ԹՎ ՌՅԺԵ
Assyrian calendar 6616
Bahá'í calendar 22–23
Balinese saka calendar 1787–1788
Bengali calendar 1273
Berber calendar 2816
British Regnal year 29 Vict. 1 – 30 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar 2410
Burmese calendar 1228
Byzantine calendar 7374–7375
Chinese calendar 乙丑(Wood Ox)
4562 or 4502
    — to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
4563 or 4503
Coptic calendar 1582–1583
Discordian calendar 3032
Ethiopian calendar 1858–1859
Hebrew calendar 5626–5627
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1922–1923
 - Shaka Samvat 1787–1788
 - Kali Yuga 4966–4967
Holocene calendar 11866
Igbo calendar 866–867
Iranian calendar 1244–1245
Islamic calendar 1282–1283
Japanese calendar Keiō 2
(慶応2年)
Javanese calendar 1794–1795
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar 4199
Minguo calendar 46 before ROC
民前46年
Nanakshahi calendar 398
Thai solar calendar 2408–2409
Tibetan calendar 阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
1992 or 1611 or 839
    — to —
阳火虎年
(male Fire-Tiger)
1993 or 1612 or 840

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EventsEdit

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April–JuneEdit

 
May 16: U.S. nickel coin approved.

July–SeptemberEdit

 
July 27: Atlantic Cable was completed

October–DecemberEdit

 
Alfred Nobel invents dynamite in 1866

Date unknownEdit

BirthsEdit

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit

DeathsEdit

January–JuneEdit

July–DecemberEdit

Date unknownEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Civil Rights Act of 1866", in Encyclopedia of African American History, Volume 1, Leslie Alexander, ed. (ABC-CLIO, 2010) p699.
  2. ^ Archontology.org: A Guide for Study of Historical Offices, South African Republic (Transvaal): Heads of State: 1857–1877 (Accessed on 14 April 2017)
  3. ^ "Fast Facts". The College of Wooster. Retrieved 2013-04-08.