What Happened in August 1867

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 12 US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Aug 15 The Representation of the People Act (1867) extends suffrage in the UK
  • Aug 28 United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 William Orlamond, Denmark, actor (Flesh & Devil, Wind)
  • Aug 2 Ernest C Dowson, British poet
  • Aug 2 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 3 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Aug 4 Jake Beckley, American baseball player (d. 1918)
  • Aug 7 Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 11 Hobart Bosworth, Marietta OH, actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade)
  • Aug 11 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
  • Aug 12 Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)
  • Aug 13 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
  • Aug 13 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur)
  • Aug 14 John Galsworthy, England, author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932)
  • Aug 14 Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)
  • Aug 16 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Lonely)
  • Aug 22 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
  • Aug 22 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)
  • Aug 25 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1951)
  • Aug 27 Umberto Giordano, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 8 Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 3 Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • Aug 10 Ira Aldridge, famed US African American Shakespearean actor (Othello, Shylock), dies at 63
  • Aug 14 Niccola Benvenuti, composer, dies at 84
  • Aug 23 Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)
  • Aug 25 Michael Faraday, English scientist (b. 1791)
  • Aug 27 Karol Katski, composer, dies at 51
  • Aug 31 [Pierre-]Charles Baudelaire, Fren poet (Journaux Intimes), dies at 46