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In Germany, King George V of Hanover surrenders his kingdom to Prussia.

Germany, 1857, zoomable map
06/29/1866

As Prussia and Austria drifted towards war, Prussia invaded Hanover, a potential ally for its rival, on June 16, 1866.  Hanover fought back, winning an emphatic victory over the Prussians at Langensalza in central Germany on June 27, 1866.  Despite this, the outnumbered Hanoverian army was out-maneuvered and King George V of Hanover was forced to surrender two days later, marking the end of the kingdom as an independent state. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"German-Italian War," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 360.

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