August 1867 in History

Events in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 2 Ernest C Dowson, British poet
  • Aug 2 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 3 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Aug 7 Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist
  • Aug 12 Edith Hamilton, American writer (Mythology)
  • Aug 13 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur)
  • Aug 14 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 1933)
  • Aug 16 Antonio Nobre, Portuguese poet (Só), born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1900)
  • Aug 22 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1939)
  • Aug 22 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Marcel Schwob, French writer and journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants), born in Chaville, France (d. 1905)
  • Aug 25 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1951)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 8 Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Philipp August Böckh, German scholar and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • Aug 23 Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)
  • Aug 25 Michael Faraday, English scientist who discovered principle of electric motor, dies at 75
  • Aug 31 Charles [Pierre] Baudelaire, French poet and translator (Les Fleurs du mal), dies at 46