What Happened in March 1867

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Howard University, Washington, D.C., chartered
  • Mar 1 Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
  • Mar 2 1st Reconstruction act passed by US Congress
  • Mar 2 US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
  • Mar 2 US Congress creates the Department of Education

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Mar 2 Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Mar 6 29th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh aboard Cortolvin IRE wins
  • Mar 8 British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, serves as Canada's constitution for more than 100 years

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 11 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Mar 12 Last French troops leave Mexico
  • Mar 15 Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
  • Mar 16 First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.

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Mar 23 Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Mar 29 British North America Act (Canadian constitution) is given Royal Assent
  • Mar 29 Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial
  • Mar 30 US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 3 Gustav Strube, composer
  • Mar 5 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)
  • Mar 10 Lillian D Wald, US, sociologist/organizer (Visiting Nurses)
  • Mar 15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
  • Mar 15 Will Rossiter, composer
  • Mar 18 Michael G de Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
  • Mar 22 Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam's pitchman
  • Mar 25 Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
  • Mar 25 John Gutzon Borglum, sculptor (Mt Rushmore)
  • Mar 27 Edyth Walker, US singer

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Mar 29 Cy Young [Denton True Young], American baseball pitcher (most wins in MLB history), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 2 French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect, dies at 50
  • Mar 6 Wiktor Kazynski, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 16 Benjamin Hanby, composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 22 Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer, dies at 70