On This Day

Historical Events in March 1867

  • Mar 1 Howard University, Washington, D.C., chartered
  • Mar 1 Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
  • Mar 2 1st Reconstruction act passed by US Congress
  • Mar 2 US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
  • Mar 2 US Congress creates the Department of Education

Historic Event

Mar 2 Jesse James' gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 killed

  • Mar 6 29th Grand National: John Page wins aboard Irish 16/1 shot Cortolvin; trainer Harry Lamplugh's second GN victory
  • Mar 8 British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, serves as Canada's constitution for more than 100 years

Music Premiere

Mar 11 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris

  • Mar 12 Last French troops leave Mexico
  • Mar 15 Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
  • Mar 16 First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in "The Lancet"

Historic Event

Mar 23 Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

  • Mar 29 British North America Act (Canadian constitution) is given Royal Assent
  • Mar 29 US Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial

Alaska Purchase

Mar 30 Alaska Purchase: US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 ($109 million in 2018), roughly 2 cents an acre