What Happened in April 1867

Historical Events

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, Virginia streetcars
  • Apr 25 Tokyo opens for foreign trade
  • Apr 27 Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Eugen Sandow, German bodybuilder and circus performer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (Labour Party), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1941)
  • Apr 10 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland (d. 1935)
  • Apr 11 John Paulus Lotsy, Dutch botanist and geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1931)
  • Apr 11 Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928, born in Butte County, California (d. 1928)
  • Apr 13 Sammy Woods, cricket bowler (Aust & England Rugby wing-forward)
  • Apr 16 José de Diego, Puerto Rican patriot and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and the U.S., born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico (d. 1918)

Person of interestWilbur Wright

Apr 16 Wilbur Wright, American aviator (Wright Brothers), born in Millville, Indiana (d. 1912)

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Aviator
Wilbur Wright
  • Apr 16 Spottiswoode Aitken, Scottish actor (The Birth of a Nation, The Avenging Conscience), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • Apr 21 Benjamin A Jesurun, Antillian literary
  • Apr 23 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher and writer (For the Young Ones), born in Amsterdam (d. 1924)
  • Apr 24 Fannie Thomas, American who became the oldest known American at her death (113 years 273 days at death), born in Denver, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • Apr 25 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician and physiologist, born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1941)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 18 Robert Smirke, architect, dies
  • Apr 19 Robert Smirke, British architect, dies