What Happened in July 1867

Historical Events


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Jul 1 The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Jul 2 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC

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Jul 9 An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • Jul 15 San Francisco Merchants' Exchange opens
  • Jul 16 Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
  • Jul 16 D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
  • Jul 16 Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
  • Jul 17 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established

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Jul 19 US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Jul 19 Dutch Red Cross forms
  • Jul 21 City Gardens on Folsom in San Francisco opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Herbert Prior, England, actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire)
  • Jul 4 Stephen Mather, organized US National Park Service

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Jul 5 A. E. Douglass, American astronomer and inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating), born in Windsor, Vermont (d. 1962)

Archaeologist and astronomer A. E. Douglass
Archaeologist and astronomer
A. E. Douglass
  • Jul 8 Kathe Kollwitz, Germany, print maker/sculptor (Bauernkrieg)
  • Jul 10 Finley Peter Dunne, US, journalist/humorist (Mr Dooley)
  • Jul 10 Max Prinz von Baden, German chancellor (Oct-Nov 1918)
  • Jul 15 Maggie Mitchell Walker, 1st woman bank director/philanthropist
  • Jul 24 Fred Tate, English cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902), born in Brighton, England (d. 1943)
  • Jul 24 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, born in Wellington College, Berkshire, England (d. 1940)
  • Jul 24 Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet, born in Apopa, El Salvador (d. the same day 1908)
  • Jul 25 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
  • Jul 25 Alexander Rummler, American painter, born in Dubuque, Iowa (d. 1959)
  • Jul 27 Enrique Granados, Spain, composer
  • Jul 28 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer (d. 1951)
  • Jul 31 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (d. 1966)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Businesswoman Hetty Green (32) weds Edward Henry Green

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 26 King Otto of Greece (b. 1815)