Historical Events for Year 1867
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Jan 8th - Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto
Jan 8th - African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
Jan 11th - Benito Juárez becomes the Mexican president again.
Jan 12th - Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo," premieres in St Petersburg
Jan 31st - Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria
Feb 1st - Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
Feb 3rd - Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
Feb 6th - Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA
Feb 8th - The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
Feb 13th - Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
Feb 14th - Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy
Feb 14th - Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
Feb 17th - 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
Feb 17th - Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary
Mar 1st - Howard University, Washington DC, chartered
Mar 1st - Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
Mar 2nd - 1st Reconstruction act passed by US Congress
Mar 2nd - US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
Mar 2nd - US Congress created the Department of Education
Outlaw Jesse James Mar 2nd - Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead
Mar 2nd - US Congress creates the Department of Education
Mar 11th - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris
Mar 11th - Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)
Mar 12th - Last French troops leave Mexico
Mar 15th - Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
Mar 16th - First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
Mar 23rd - Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over Pres Johnson's veto
Mar 29th - British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes
Mar 29th - Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
Mar 30th - US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)
Apr 1st - Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
Apr 1st - International Exhibition opens in Paris
Apr 1st - Singapore, Penang & Malakka become British crown colonies
Apr 23rd - Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel
Composer Giuseppe Verdi Apr 24th - Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
Apr 25th - Tokyo opens for foreign trade
Apr 27th - Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris)
May 1st - Howard University chartered
May 1st - Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
May 3rd - The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.
May 7th - Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
May 11th - Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg
May 20th - Brit parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women's suffrage
May 20th - Royal Albert Hall foundation laid by Queen Victoria
May 23rd - Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)
Jun 12th - Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
Jun 15th - Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
Jun 19th - 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
Jun 19th - Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
Jun 20th - Pres Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
Jun 25th - 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
Jun 27th - Bank of California opens doors
Jun 29th - Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs
Jul 1st - Dominion of Canada forms (New Bruns, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec)
Jul 2nd - 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC
Physician and Explorer David Livingstone Jul 9th - An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).
Jul 15th - SF Merchant's Exchange opens
Jul 16th - Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
Jul 16th - D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
Jul 16th - Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
Jul 17th - 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
Jul 19th - Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over Pres Andrew Johnson's veto
Jul 19th - Dutch Red Cross forms
Jul 21st - City Gardens on Folsom opens
Aug 1st - Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn)
Aug 12th - Pres A Johnson defies Congress suspending Sec of War Edwin Stanton
Aug 15th - 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
Aug 22nd - Fisk University forms, 1867
Aug 28th - United States occupy Midway Islands in Pacific
Sep 1st - Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School
Sep 2nd - 1st Girl School opens in Haarlem Neth
Sep 9th - Luxembourg gains independence
Sep 12th - 2nd synagogue in Curacao, Emanu-El of Willemstad, inaugurated
Sep 13th - Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
Sep 16th - Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game
Sep 25th - Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC
Sep 28th - Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
Sep 28th - The United States takes control of Midway Island.
Sep 30th - Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
Communist Philosopher Karl Marx Oct 1st - Karl Marx' "Das Kapital," published
Oct 5th - Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
Oct 14th - 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan
Oct 16th - Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line
Oct 18th - US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)
Oct 22nd - Foundation of the National University of Colombia.
Oct 23rd - 72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
Oct 27th - Garibaldi marches on Rome
Oct 28th - Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
Oct 29th - Mail packets "Rhone" & "Wye" capsizes off St Thomas Virgin Islands
Nov 1st - "Harpers Bazaar" publishes
Nov 3rd - Battle at Mentana: French/pontifical troops beat Garibaldi
Nov 4th - 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill for seawall
Nov 23rd - The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail.
Nov 25th - Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
Inventor/Nobel Prize founder Alfred Bernhard Nobel Nov 25th - US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
Nov 26th - Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
Dec 2nd - In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
Dec 4th - Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange).
Dec 18th - Around 49 victims of "Angola Horror" train wreck burn to death (Angola NY)
Dec 23rd - 1st self-made millionairess (Sarah Breedlove-hair straightner)
Dec 27th - Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting
Dec 28th - United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
Dec 29th - 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY