Historical Events in May 1867

  • May 1 Howard University chartered
  • May 1 Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
  • May 3 The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
  • May 7 Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans

Nobel Patents Dynamite

May 7 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel patents dynamite in England, the first of three patents he would receive for the explosive material

  • May 11 Treaty of London drawn, granting Luxembourg full independence and neutrality

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May 20 British parliament rejects John Stuart Mills' proposals on women's suffrage

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May 20 Royal Albert Hall of Arts & Sciences foundation laid by Queen Victoria in London

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May 23 Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)