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The results of the plebiscite confirming Austria's ceding of Venice to Italy are announced.

Raising the flag of Italy, St. Mark's Square, Venice, October 19th, 1866, artist's impression.
11/04/1866

A few weeks before, Italian troops entered Venice.  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 this day.  Italy was now essentially unified.  (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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