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Historical Events in April 1867

  • 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

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Apr 23 Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel

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Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features
Tunnel diggers from France and England meet half way. Photo: Rex Features
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  • Apr 24 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond, Virginia streetcars
  • Apr 25 Tokyo opens for foreign trade
  • Apr 27 Charles Gounod's opera "Romeo et Juliette" is premieres at the Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, France