On This Day

Historical Events in August 1867

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

Historic Event

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

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