Historical Events in March 1867

  • 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

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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)