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The flag of Italy is raised over the formerly Austrian-controlled city of Venice.

Italian troops welcomed into Venice, October 1866, artist's impression.
10/19/1866

Italian troops entered Venice and the flag of what was now essentially a united Italy was raised in St. Mark's Square. As a consequence of a secret agreement between Prussia and Italy before the conflict, the defeated Austrian Empire was forced to cede Venetia to Italy and the action was confirmed with the results of an almost unanimous plebiscite announced on November 4, 1866.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Foreign History," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 262.

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