pCenturies: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Decades: 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s - 1870s - 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
Years: 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 - 1871 - 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876
- January 18 - Wilhelm I of Germany becomes the first German Emperor.
- January 28 - France surrenders to end the Franco-Prussian War
- March 22 - In North Carolina, William Holden[?] becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
- March 21 - Marriage of Princess Louise of the United Kingdom[?] to John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne[?], whose father, the 8th Duke of Argyll[?], is the serving Secretary of State for India
- March 26 - The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
- March 29 - The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
- August 31 - Adolphe Thiers becomes President of the French Republic
- October 8, The Peshtigo, Wisconsin[?] fire, which burned 1,200,000 acres in one day
- October 27 the Comte de Chambord refuses to be crowned 'King Henry V of France' until France abandons its tricolour and returns to the old bourbon flag.
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