On This Day

What Happened in January 1867

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Jan 11 Benito Juárez becomes Mexican president again.

Historic Event

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

  • Jan 31 Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Charles Edward Montague, English author and critic (Fiery Particles)
  • Jan 1 Lew Fields, American comedian (of Weber & Fields), born in Poland (d. 1941)
  • Jan 1 Jeanne Lanvin, French fashion designer and perfumer (Lavin), born in Paris, France (d. 1946)
  • Jan 6 Georges Martin Witkowski, French conductor & composer, born in Mostaganem, Algeria (d. 1943)
  • Jan 8 Emily Green Balch, American sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)
  • Jan 9 Jacques Urlus, Dutch dramatic tenor (Opera of Leipzig, 1900-14; Tristan und Isolde; Song of the Earth), born in Hergenrath, Rhine Province (now part of Kelmis, Belgium)(d. 1935)
  • Jan 11 Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)
  • Jan 17 Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
  • Jan 18 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan journalist, diplomat and poet, born in Metapa, Nicaragua (d. 1916)
  • Jan 20 Yvette Guilbert [Emma Laure Esther Guilbert], French singer and actress, born in Paris, France (d. 1944)
  • Jan 21 James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)
  • Jan 21 Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
  • Jan 21 Willem Royaards, Dutch theater director (Summer Games), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1929)
  • Jan 21 Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • Jan 23 Herbert Bedford, English author and composer, born in Holborn, London (d. 1945)
  • Jan 27 Claude Terrasse, French organist and operetta composer, born in L’Arbresle, Rhône, France (d. 1923)
  • Jan 29 Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)

Famous Weddings

Samuel Gompers

Jan 28 Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 11 Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
  • Jan 12 Victor Cousin, French philosopher and educational reformer, dies at 74
  • Jan 14 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), dies at 86
  • Jan 28 John J. Pettus, American politician, Confederate governor (D-Miss, 1859-63), dies at 53
  • Jan 30 Emperor Kōmei of Japan (b. 1831)