Wednesday, October 3, 2012

On October 3

On this day in ...
... 1866, Austria and Italy signed a Vienna Treaty promising peace between them. Among the treaty's terms were the repatriation of each side's prisoners of war, the building of an interstate railway, and, most significantly, Austria's cession of "the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom"; Venice eventually would be transferred to Italy, via France. (map credit) That last step would put soldiers and others from the region, which had been under Austrian control, to the choice of nationality and allegiance.

(Prior October 3 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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