Historical Events in August 1867

  • Aug 1 Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tennessee)

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Aug 12 US President Andrew Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Aug 15 The Representation of the People Act (1867) extends suffrage in the UK
  • Aug 28 United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
  • Aug 28 The United States formally takes control of Midway Atoll, years after it was sighted and claimed by Captain N.C. Brooks