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
  • 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 (d. 1925)
  • Apr 9 Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)
  • Apr 10 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland (d. 1935)
  • Apr 11 John P Lotsy, Dutch botanist/geneticist (Genetics)
  • Apr 11 Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Schools of Los Angeles County (d. 1928)
  • Apr 13 Sammy Woods, cricket bowler (Aust & England Rugby wing-forward)
  • Apr 16 Jose de Diego, Puerto Rico, patriot/PR Secretary of Justice

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Aviator Wilbur Wright
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, writer (For the Young Ones)
  • 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/physiologist

Famous Deaths

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