What Happened in 1868

Significant Events

  • Feb 24 US House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson
  • Apr 11 The Shogunate is abolished in Japan
  • Apr 13 Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide
  • May 30 "Decoration Day", later called Memorial Day is first observed in Northern US states
  • Jun 23 Christopher Latham Sholes patents the typewriter with a QWERTY keyboard
  • Dec 25 Despite bitter opposition, US President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
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Did You Know?

Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris

On May 31, 1868


World Leaders in 1868

Famous People in 1868

Would You Believe?

A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever - a 50-foot tidal wave

On April 3, 1868

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