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Notable Historical Events - 1868

1868John D Rockefeller begins anti oil war

1868Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1

1868Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

1868Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine

1868Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville, Kentucky, of $14,000

18681st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial

1868Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial

1868Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

1868House of Reps vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson

1868By one vote, US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson

1868 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 3
Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors 
Jan 7
Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock 
Jan 7
Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson 
Jan 14
NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh 
Jan 14
SC constitutional convention meets with a black majority 
Jan 16
Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit 
Jan 20
Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee 
Feb 10
Conservatives & military seize Convention Hall in Florida 
Feb 16
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms (NY) 
Feb 24
1st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama) 
Feb 24
House of Reps vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson 
Feb 29
1st British government of Disraeli forms 
Mar 2
University of Illinois opens 
Mar 5
Arrigo Boito's opera "Mefistofele," premieres in Milan 
Mar 5
Stapler patented in England by C H Gould 
Mar 5
US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson 
Mar 9
The opera "Hamlet" premieres in Paris 
Mar 12
Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa (later renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho) 
Mar 12
US Congress abolishes manufacturer's tax 
Mar 12
Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. 
Mar 13
Senate begins US President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial 
Mar 17
Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued 
Mar 20
Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville, Kentucky, of $14,000 
Mar 21
1st US professional women's club, Sorosis, forms in NYC 
Mar 23
University of California founded (Oakland California) 
Mar 24
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms 
Mar 27
The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York. 
Mar 31
Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China 
Apr 1
Hampton Institute opens 
Apr 3
A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever - a 50-foot tidal wave 
Apr 7
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician. 
Apr 10
1st performance of John Brahms' "A German Requiem" 
Apr 10
British defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala 
Apr 11
The Shogunate is abolished in Japan. 
Apr 13
Abyssinian War ends as British and Indian troops capture Magdala and Ethiopian Emperor commits suicide 
Apr 14
SC voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228 
Apr 16
Louisiana voters approve new constitution 
Apr 18
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed 
May 9
Anton Bruckner's 1st Symphony in C, premieres 
May 9
The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded. 
May 14
Japanese Boshin War: end of the Battle of Utsunomiya Castle, former Shogunate forces withdraw northward to Aizu by way of Nikkō. 
May 15
Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt falls 
May 16
Bedrich Smetana's opera "Dalibor" premieres in Prague 
May 16
By one vote, US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson 
May 20
Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant 
May 22
Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash 
May 25
Australian Aboriginal Cricket tour of England begins v Surrey Gentlemen 
May 26
President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote 
May 29
The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade. 
May 30
'Decoration Day', later called Memorial Day, first observed in Northern US states 
May 31
1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio 
May 31
Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris 
Jun 1
Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin 
Jun 1
Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico. 
Jun 4
Van Bosse/Fock government begins 
Jun 9
1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California 
Jun 10
2nd Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard General Duke wins in 3:02 
Jun 13
Oscar J Dunn (a black) is elected Lt Governor of Louisiana 
Jun 19
Maj Gen E R S Canby removes mayor of Columbia SC 
Jun 21
Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich 
Jun 22
Arkansas re-joins the US 
Jun 23
Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer" 
Jun 25
FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US 
Jun 25
US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day 
Jul 4
Battle at Ueno, Japan: last Tokugawa armies defeated 
Jul 4
In New Zealand, Maori leader Te Kooti and 300 of his followers captured the schooner Rifleman and sailed for New Zealand; the fugitives landed at Whareongaonga six days later 
Jul 7
Ed Pooley takes 12 dismissals as keeper in match Surrey v Sussex 
Jul 9
1st black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state) 
Jul 13
Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana 
Jul 14
Alvin J Fellows patents tape measure 
Jul 20
1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes 
Jul 25
US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho) 
Jul 28
US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves 
Aug 8
Earthquake destroyes Arica, Chile 
Aug 13
Earthquakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages (Peru & Ecuador) 
Aug 18
French Astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse 
Sep 8
New York Athletic Club forms 
Sep 14
Golf's 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick's 8th hole) 
Sep 22
Race riots in New Orleans La 
Sep 23
Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain) 
Sep 25
The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia. 
Sep 28
Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France 
Sep 28
Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed) 
Sep 30
Spain's Queen Isabella is deposed, flees to France 
Oct 1
1st edition of Maasbode published 
Oct 7
Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens 
Oct 10
1st written account of a Canadian football game 
Oct 10
Cuba revolts for independence against Spain 
Oct 11
Thomas Edison patents his 1st invention: electric voice machine 
Oct 17
Constitution of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg comes into effect 
Oct 21
Severe earthquake at 7:53 AM, centered in Hayward, Calif 
Oct 22
Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant" premieres in NYC 
Oct 26
White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La 
Oct 30
John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to US Congress 
Oct 31
Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers 
Nov 2
Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally 
Nov 3
First black Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana) 
Nov 3
Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D) 
Nov 11
1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC) 
Nov 13
American Philological Association organized in NY 
Nov 23
Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process 
Nov 26
1st baseball game played in enclosed field in SF, at 25th & Folsom 
Nov 27
Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack 
Nov 30
The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm. 
Dec 1
John D Rockefeller begins anti oil war 
Dec 2
1st British government of Disraeli resigns 
Dec 3
1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial 
Dec 5
1st American bicycle college opens (NY) 
Dec 7
Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1 
Dec 9
1st British government of Gladstone forms 
Dec 10
The first traffic lights are installed outside the Palace of Westminster in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps. 
Dec 15
Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō. 
Dec 25
Despite bitter opposition, President A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War) 
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