On This Day

March 1867 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Mar 8 British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, serves as Canada's constitution for more than 100 years
  • 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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Mar 29 British North America Act (Canadian constitution) is given Royal Assent
  • Mar 29 Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial

Treaty of InterestAlaska Purchase

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

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The check used by the United States to purchase Alaska at less than 2 cents an acre
The check used by the United States to purchase Alaska at less than 2 cents an acre
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Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, Premier of Quebec (d. 1952)

Person of interestLillian Wald

Mar 10 Lillian Wald, American pioneering nurse and social activist who started American community nursing with the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)

Nurse and Social Activist Lillian Wald
Nurse and Social Activist
Lillian Wald
  • Mar 15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, British poet and critic (Ireland & Other Poems), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1902)
  • Mar 18 Michael G de Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
  • Mar 22 Meijer Linnewiel [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam's pitchman
  • Mar 25 John Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor (Mt Rushmore), born in St. Charles, Idaho Territory (d. 1941)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 French-Andries Durlet, Belgian sculptor and architect, dies at 50
  • Mar 25 Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, German chemist (Chinoline), dies at 72