Historical Events in 1867

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Jan 8th 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 11th Benito Ju├írez becomes the Mexican president again.

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

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
  • Jan 31st Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
  • Feb 1st Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
  • Feb 3rd Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
  • Feb 6th Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA
  • Feb 8th The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
  • Feb 13th Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
  • Feb 14th Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
  • Feb 14th Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
  • Feb 17th 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
  • Feb 17th Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary
  • Mar 1st Howard University, Washington, D.C., chartered
  • Mar 1st Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
  • Mar 2nd 1st Reconstruction act passed by US Congress
  • Mar 2nd US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
  • Mar 2nd US Congress creates the Department of Education

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

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Mar 6th 29th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh aboard Cortolvin IRE wins
  • Mar 8th 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 11th Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Mar 12th Last French troops leave Mexico
  • Mar 15th Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
  • Mar 16th First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
  • Mar 23rd Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
  • Mar 29th British North America Act (Canadian constitution) is given Royal Assent
  • Mar 29th Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial
  • Mar 30th US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)
  • Apr 1st Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • Apr 1st International Exhibition opens in Paris
  • Apr 1st Singapore, Penang & Malacca become British crown colonies

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Apr 24th Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
  • Apr 25th Tokyo opens for foreign trade
  • Apr 27th Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris)
  • May 1st Howard University chartered
  • May 1st Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
  • May 3rd The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
  • May 7th Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
  • May 11th Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg

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May 20th 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 20th Royal Albert Hall of Arts & Sciences foundation laid by Queen Victoria
  • May 23rd Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)
  • Jun 12th Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
  • Jun 15th Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
  • Jun 19th 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
  • Jun 20th US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
  • Jun 22nd Leopold Marquard, South African clergyman, missionary and educationist, 80
  • Jun 25th 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
  • Jun 27th Bank of California opens doors
  • Jun 29th Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs

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Jul 1st 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 2nd 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC

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Jul 9th 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 15th San Francisco Merchants' Exchange opens
  • Jul 16th Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
  • Jul 16th D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
  • Jul 16th Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
  • Jul 17th 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
  • Jul 19th US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
  • Jul 19th Dutch Red Cross forms
  • Jul 21st City Gardens on Folsom in San Francisco opens
  • Aug 1st Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn)
  • Aug 12th US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
  • Aug 15th The Representation of the People Act (1867) extends suffrage in the UK
  • Aug 28th United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
  • Sep 1st Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School
  • Sep 2nd 1st Girl School opens in Haarlem Neth
  • Sep 9th Luxembourg gains independence
  • Sep 12th 2nd synagogue in Curacao, Emanu-El of Willemstad, inaugurated
  • Sep 13th Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
  • Sep 16th Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game
  • Sep 25th Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC
  • Sep 26th 8th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 170 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 28th Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
  • Sep 28th The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • Sep 30th Midway Islands formally declared a US possession

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Oct 1st Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

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

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Oct 27th Giuseppe Garibaldi marches on Rome for the second time

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

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Nov 25th Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

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

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

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