What Happened in May 1867

Historical Events

  • May 1 Howard University chartered
  • May 1 Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
  • May 3 The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
  • May 7 Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
  • May 11 Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg

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May 20 British parliament rejects John Stuart Mills' proposals on women's suffrage

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill

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May 20 Royal Albert Hall of Arts & Sciences foundation laid by Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria

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May 23 Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James

Famous Birthdays

  • May 3 Jack Hearne, cricketer (cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for England)
  • May 4 Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer
  • May 5 Thomas Tertius Noble, composer
  • May 7 Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress (Hope of Blessing)
  • May 10 Jim Kelly, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905)
  • May 12 Hugh Trumble, cricket off-spinner (great Aust at turn of century)
  • May 13 Frank Brangwyn, Wales, painter/muralist/cartoonist (Willam Morris)
  • May 14 Kurt Eisner, German premier of revolutionary Bavaria (1918-19)
  • May 17 Gerrit Mannoury, Dutch mathematician/philosopher
  • May 21 John James Ferris, cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
  • May 21 Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer
  • May 26 Mary of Teck, wife of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)
  • May 27 Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
  • May 30 Arthur Vining Davis, Sharon Mass, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57)

Famous Deaths

  • May 12 Friedrich William Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist (b. 1795)
  • May 23 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74