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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1830s  1840s  1850s  – 1860s –  1870s  1880s  1890s
Years: 1866 1867 186818691870 1871 1872

Events

Births

  • January 1 – Sigma Nu, First Anti-Hazing Honor/Social Fraternity
  • January 4 – Tommy Corcoran, baseball player
  • January 10 – Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic
  • January 15 – Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect
  • February 11 – Helene Kroller-Muller, Dutch museum founder and patron of the arts
  • February 14 – Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • March 3 – Michael von Faulhaber, German cardinal and archbishop
  • March 12 – George William Forbes, New Zealand Prime Minister and first leader of the New Zealand National Party
  • March 14 – Algernon Blackwood, English writer
  • March 18 – Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • April 2 – Hughie Jennings, baseball player
  • April 5,6 – Tom Adam, Named number one in the world
  • April 11 – Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor
  • April 27 – May Moss, Activist
  • May 5 – Hans Pfitzner, German composer
  • May 20 – John Stone Stone, American physicist and inventor
  • June 27 – Hans Spemann, German embryologist, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • August 10 – Lawrence Binyon, English poet and scholar
  • September 3 – Fritz Pregl, Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • September 17 – Christian Lous Lange, Norwegian pacifist, won the Nobel Peace Prize
  • September 21 - Carlo Airoldi, Italian marathon runner
  • September 23 – Mary Mallon, "Typhoid Mary"
  • October 2 – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political leader, Father of the Nation
  • October 25 – John Heisman, American football coach
  • November 11 – Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, King)
  • November 25 – Herbert Greenfield, Premier of Alberta, Canada
  • December 16 – Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary, leader of the revolutionary movement in Macedonia and Eastern Thrace
  • December 22 – Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet
  • December 30 – Stephen Leacock, British-Canadian writer and economist
  • December 31 – Henri Matisse, French painter

Deaths

  • July 18Laurent Clerc, co-founder of the first American school for the deaf.
  • January 1 – Martin W. Bates, U.S. Senator from Delaware (b. 1786)
  • January 30 – William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  • February 15Mirza Ghalib, poet of Urdu (b. 1796).
  • March 8 – Hector Berlioz, French composer (b. 1803)
  • March 24 – Antoine-Henri Jomini, French general (b. 1779)
  • April 20 – Carl Loewe, German composer (b. 1796)
  • June 16 – Charles Sturt, Australian explorer (b. 1795)
  • June 20 – Hijikata Toshizou, Japanese military commander (b. 1835)
  • August 31 – Mary Ward (scientist), first car accident victim
  • September 12 – Peter Roget, British lexicographer (b. 1779)
  • October 13 – Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French literary critic (b. 1804)
  • October 23 – Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1799)
  • December 18 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American composer and pianist (b. 1829)

Hit songs

  • "Little Brown Jug" by R.E. Eastburn
  • "Now the Day is Over" by Joseph Barnby
  • "Shoo, Fly! Don't Bother Me!" by T. Bringham Bishop
  • "Sweet Genevieve" by Henry Tucker

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