1867 in History
January 8 Legislation gives suffrage to DC blacks, despite President Johnson's veto
January 12 Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo," premieres in St. Petersburg
February 1 Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
February 3 Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
February 6 Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in South
February 9 Nebraska becomes 37th U.S. state
February 13 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
February 14 Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. issues 1st policy
February 14 Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
February 17 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
February 17 Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary
March 1 Howard University, Washington D.C., chartered
March 1 Most of Nebraska becomes 37th U.S. state (expanded later)
March 2 Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
March 2 Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act
March 2 Jesse James-gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead
March 2 U.S. Congress creates the Department of Education
March 11 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos," premieres in Paris
March 11 Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)
March 12 Last French troops leave Mexico
March 15 Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
March 23 Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Johnson's veto
March 29 British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes
March 29 Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
March 30 U.S. buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000
April 1 Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
April 1 International Exhibition opens in Paris
April 1 Singapore, Penang and Malakka become British crown colonies
April 23 Queen Victoria and Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel
April 24 Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Virginia streetcars
April 25 Tokyo opens for foreign trade
April 27 Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris)
May 1 Howard University chartered
May 1 Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
May 7 Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
May 11 Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg
May 20 British parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women suffrage
May 20 Royal Albert Hall foundation laid by Queen Victoria
May 23 Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)
June 12 Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
June 19 1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05
June 20 President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
June 25 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
June 27 Bank of California opens doors
June 29 Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs
July 1 Dominion of Canada forms (New Bruns, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec)
July 2 1st U.S. elevated railroad begins service, New York City
July 15 San Francisco Merchant's Exchange opens
July 16 Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
July 16 D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
July 16 Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
July 17 1st U.S. dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
July 19 Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
July 19 Dutch Red Cross forms
July 19 Reconstruction enacted
July 21 City Gardens on Folsom opens
August 1 Blacks vote for 1st time in a state election in South
August 7 Battle of Moorefield, WV
August 12 President A Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton
August 15 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
August 22 Fisk University forms, 1867
August 28 U.S. occupies Midway Islands in Pacific
September 1 Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School
September 2 1st Girl School opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
September 9 Luxembourg gains independence
September 12 2nd synagogue in Curacao, Emanu-El of Willemstad, inaugurated
September 13 General E R S Canby orders South Carolina courts to impanel blacks jurors
September 16 Ottawa Rough Riders and Senators play Canadian Football game
September 25 Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington D.C.
September 28 Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
September 30 Midway Islands formally declared a U.S. possession
October 1 Karl Marx' "Das Kapital," published
October 5 Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska
October 14 15th and last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan
October 16 Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses International date line
October 18 U.S. takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia
October 27 Garibaldi marches on Rome
October 28 Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
October 29 Mail packets "Rhone" and "Wye" capsizes off St. Thomas Virgin Islands
November 1 "Harpers Bazaar" publishes
November 3 Battle at Mentana: French/pontifical troops beat Garibaldi
November 4 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill for seawall
November 25 Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
November 25 U.S. Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson
November 26 Refrigerated railroad car patented by J. B. Sutherland
December 4 Grange organized to protect farm interests
December 23 1st self-made millionairess (Sarah Breedlove-hair straightner)
December 27 Ontario and Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting
December 29 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck and Co, New York