On This Day

Historical Events in July 1867

Historic Event

Jul 1 The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

  • Jul 2 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC

Historic Expedition

Jul 9 An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer)

  • Jul 15 San Francisco Merchants' Exchange opens
  • Jul 16 Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
  • Jul 16 D.R. Averill of Ohio patents ready-mixed paint
  • Jul 16 Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
  • Jul 17 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established

Historic Event

Jul 19 US Congress passes 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

  • Jul 19 Dutch Red Cross forms
  • Jul 21 City Gardens on Folsom in San Francisco opens