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1867US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1867An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).

1867The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

1867Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)

1867US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson

1867US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

1867Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead

1867Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published

1867Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

1867Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto

1867In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.

1867Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris

1867 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 8
African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Johnson's veto 
Jan 11
Benito Juárez becomes the Mexican president again. 
Jan 12
Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo," premieres in St Petersburg 
Jan 31
Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board of a French ship for Algeria 
Feb 1
Bricklayers start working 8-hour days 
Feb 3
Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912) 
Feb 6
Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA 
Feb 8
The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary. 
Feb 13
Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna 
Feb 14
Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co issues 1st policy 
Feb 14
Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia) 
Feb 17
1st ship passes through Suez Canal 
Feb 17
Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary 
Mar 1
Howard University, Washington DC, 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 created the Department of Education 
Mar 2
Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead 
Mar 2
US Congress creates the Department of Education 
Mar 8
The British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, and would serve as a constitution for Canada for the next 100 years 
Mar 11
Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris 
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. 
Mar 23
Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto 
Mar 29
British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes 
Mar 29
Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial 
Mar 30
US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly) 
Apr 1
Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama 
Apr 1
International Exhibition opens in Paris 
Apr 1
Singapore, Penang & Malakka become British crown colonies 
Apr 23
Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel 
Apr 24
Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars 
Apr 25
Tokyo opens for foreign trade 
Apr 27
Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris) 
May 1
Howard University chartered 
May 1
Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration 
May 3
The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island. 
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' proposals on women's suffrage 
May 20
Royal Albert Hall of Arts & Sciences foundation laid by Queen Victoria 
May 23
Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken) 
Jun 12
Austro-Hungarian Empire forms 
Jun 15
Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana. 
Jun 19
1st Belmont: J Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05 
Jun 20
US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska 
Jun 22
Leopold Marquard, South African clergyman, missionary and educationist, 80 
Jun 25
1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio 
Jun 27
Bank of California opens doors 
Jun 29
Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs 
Jul 1
The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister 
Jul 2
1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC 
Jul 9
An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer). 
Jul 15
San Francisco Merchants' Exchange opens 
Jul 16
Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam 
Jul 16
D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint 
Jul 16
Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete 
Jul 17
1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established 
Jul 19
US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto 
Jul 19
Dutch Red Cross forms 
Jul 21
City Gardens on Folsom opens 
Aug 1
Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn) 
Aug 12
US President A Johnson defies Congress suspending Secretary of War Edwin Stanton 
Aug 15
2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England 
Aug 22
Fisk University forms, 1867 
Aug 28
United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific 
Sep 1
Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School 
Sep 2
1st Girl School opens in Haarlem Neth 
Sep 9
Luxembourg gains independence 
Sep 12
2nd synagogue in Curacao, Emanu-El of Willemstad, inaugurated 
Sep 13
Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors 
Sep 16
Ottawa Rough Riders & Senators play Canadian Football game 
Sep 25
Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC 
Sep 28
Toronto becomes capital of Ontario 
Sep 28
The United States takes control of Midway Island. 
Sep 30
Midway Islands formally declared a US possession 
Oct 1
Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" published 
Oct 5
Last day of Julian calendar in Alaska 
Oct 14
15th & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan 
Oct 16
Alaska adopts Gregorian calendar, crosses intl date line 
Oct 18
US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million) 
Oct 22
Foundation of the National University of Colombia. 
Oct 23
72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate. 
Oct 27
Garibaldi marches on Rome 
Oct 28
Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US 
Oct 29
Mail packets "Rhone" & "Wye" capsize off St Thomas, Virgin Islands 
Nov 1
"Harper's Bazaar" publishes 
Nov 3
Battle at Mentana: French & Papal troops beat Garibaldi 
Nov 4
90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, for seawall 
Nov 23
The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail. 
Nov 25
Alfred Nobel patents dynamite 
Nov 25
US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of President Andrew Johnson 
Nov 26
Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit 
Dec 2
In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States. 
Dec 4
Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange). 
Dec 18
Around 49 victims of "Angola Horror" train wreck burn to death (Angola NY) 
Dec 27
Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting 
Dec 28
United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits. 
Dec 29
1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY 
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