Historical Events in 1867

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Jan 8 African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Andrew Johnson's veto

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Jan 11 Benito Ju├írez becomes the Mexican president again.

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Jan 12 Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo" premieres in St Petersburg

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • Jan 31 Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
  • Feb 1 Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
  • Feb 3 Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
  • Feb 6 Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA
  • Feb 8 The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
  • Feb 13 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
  • Feb 14 Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
  • Feb 14 Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
  • Feb 17 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
  • Feb 17 Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary
  • 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
Outlaw
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

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

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
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.
  • Mar 23 Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
  • 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)
  • Apr 1 Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • Apr 1 International Exhibition opens in Paris
  • Apr 1 Singapore, Penang & Malacca become British crown colonies

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Apr 23 Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Apr 24 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
  • Apr 25 Tokyo opens for foreign trade
  • Apr 27 Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris)
  • 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
  • May 20 Royal Albert Hall of Arts & Sciences foundation laid by Queen Victoria
  • May 23 Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)
  • Jun 12 Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
  • Jun 15 Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
  • Jun 19 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
  • Jun 20 US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
  • Jun 22 Leopold Marquard, South African clergyman, missionary and educationist, 80
  • Jun 25 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
  • Jun 27 Bank of California opens doors
  • Jun 29 Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs

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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
  • Jul 19 US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
  • Jul 19 Dutch Red Cross forms
  • Jul 21 City Gardens on Folsom in San Francisco opens
  • Aug 1 Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn)
  • Aug 12 US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
  • Aug 15 The Representation of the People Act (1867) extends suffrage in the UK
  • Aug 28 United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
  • Sep 1 Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School
  • Sep 2 1st Girl School opens in Haarlem Neth
  • Sep 9 Luxembourg gains independence
  • Sep 12 2nd synagogue in Curacao, Emanu-El of Willemstad, inaugurated
  • Sep 13 Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
  • Sep 16 Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game
  • Sep 25 Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 26 8th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 28 Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
  • Sep 28 The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • Sep 30 Midway Islands formally declared a US possession

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Oct 1 Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • Oct 5 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
  • Oct 14 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
  • Oct 16 Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line
  • Oct 18 US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia having paid $7.2 million
  • Oct 22 Foundation of the National University of Colombia.
  • Oct 23 72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.

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Oct 27 Giuseppe Garibaldi marches on Rome for the second time

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Oct 28 Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US
  • Oct 29 Mail packets "Rhone" & "Wye" capsize off St Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Nov 1 "Harper's Bazaar" publishes
  • Nov 3 Battle at Mentana: French & Papal troops beat Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Nov 4 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, for seawall
  • Nov 23 The Manchester Martyrs are hung at Salford Gaol, Manchester England for shotting a police officer

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Nov 25 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Nov 25 US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
  • Nov 26 Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit

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Dec 2 In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • Dec 4 Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
  • Dec 18 Around 49 victims of "Angola Horror" train wreck burn to death (Angola, NY)
  • Dec 27 Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting
  • Dec 28 United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
  • Dec 29 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY