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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1867 AD


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
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