Events in year of 1867

  • 02-01Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
  • 02-03Prince Mutsuhito, 14, becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan (1867-1912)
  • 02-06Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in South
  • 02-09Nebraska becomes 37th US state
  • 02-14Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co issues 1st policy
  • 02-14Morehouse College organizes (Augusta Georgia)
  • 02-171st ship passes through Suez Canal
  • 02-17Gyula Andressy becomes Premier of Hungary
  • 03-01Howard University, Washington DC, chartered
  • 03-01Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
  • 03-021st Reconstruction act passed by Congress
  • 03-02Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
  • 03-02Congress created the Department of Education
  • 03-02Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act
  • 03-02Jesse James-gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead
  • 03-02US Congress creates the Department of Education
  • 03-11Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)
  • 03-12Last French troops leave Mexico
  • 03-15Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
  • 03-29British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes
  • 03-29Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
  • 04-01Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • 04-01International Exhibition opens in Paris
  • 04-01Singapore, Penang and Malakka become British crown colonies
  • 04-23Queen Victoria and Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel
  • 04-24Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond Va streetcars
  • 04-25Tokyo opens for foreign trade
  • 05-01Howard University chartered
  • 05-01Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
  • 05-07Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans

People born in year of 1867

  • 01-01Charles Edward Montague: English author / critic (Fiery Particles)
  • 01-01Lew Fields: Comedian (of Weber & Fields)
  • 01-06Georges Martin Witkowski: Composer
  • 01-08Emily Green Balch: United States -- Sociologist / feminist / pacifist (Nobel 1946)
  • 01-09Jacques Urlus: Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
  • 01-21James Marcus: Actor (Eagle, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Lone Avenger)
  • 01-21Maxime Weygard: French General / Governor-General (Algeria)
  • 01-21Willem C Royaards: Dutch theater director (Summer Games)
  • 01-23Herbert Bedford: Composer
  • 01-27Claude Antoine Terrasse: Composer
  • 02-05Casper A Lingbeek: Vicar / Dutch MP (HSP, 1925..37)
  • 02-07Laura Ingalls Wilder: Wisconsin, United States -- Kid book author (Little House on Prarie)
  • 02-09Edward Naylor: Composer
  • 02-11August W Messer: German philosopher / educator / psychologist
  • 02-12Joe Howard: NYC, New York -- Vocalist (Gay Nineties Revue)
  • 02-17William Cadbury: England, United Kingdom -- Chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)
  • 02-21Otto Hermann Kahn: Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Company
  • 02-26Siegfried Passarge: German geographer (Cameroon / So Afr / America)
  • 02-27Irving Fisher: US economist (compensating dollar)
  • 02-27Wilhelm Peterson-Berger: Composer
  • 03-03Gustav Strube: Composer
  • 03-10Lillian D Wald: United States -- Sociologist / organizer (Visiting Nurses)
  • 03-15Lionel Pigot Johnson: England, United Kingdom -- Poet / critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
  • 03-15Will Rossiter: Composer
  • 03-18Michael G de Boer: Historian (Harbor of Amsterdam)
  • 03-25Arturo Toscanini: Parma, Italy -- Temperamental conductor (NBC)
  • 03-25Gutzon Borglum: Sculptor (Mt Rushmore)
  • 03-27Edyth Walker: US singer
  • 03-29Cy [Denton True] Young: Gilmore, Ohio -- Pitcher (511 wins, 1890-1911)
  • 04-11John P Lotsy: Dutch Botanist / geneticist (Genetics)

People died in year of 1867

  • 01-12Victor Cousin: French philosopher / Minister of Education, dies at 74
  • 02-05Salomon Munk: Published Arabic edition of Maimounides
  • 02-23George Thomas Smart: Composer, dies at 90
  • 03-02French A Durlet: Belgian Sculptor / architect, dies at 50
  • 03-06Wiktor Kazynski: Composer, dies at 54
  • 03-16Benjamin Hanby: Composer, dies at 33
  • 03-22Ferdinando Giorgetti: Composer, dies at 70
  • 05-23Archibald Alison: Scottish historian, dies at 74
  • 06-19Maximilian F J: Austrian Archduke / Emperor of Mexico
  • 08-07Ira F Aldridge: US actor (Othello / Shylock), dies at 63 in Lodes, Poland
  • 08-10Ira Aldridge: Famed Shakespearean actor (Othello, Shylock)
  • 08-14Niccola Benvenuti: Composer, dies at 84
  • 08-27Karol Katski: Composer, dies at 51
  • 08-31[Pierre-]Charles Baudelaire: French Poet (Journaux Intimes), dies at 46
  • 09-01Edward Hodges: Composer, dies at 71
  • 09-10Simon Sechter: Composer, dies at 78
  • 10-05Thomas Taglichsbeck: Composer, dies at 67
  • 10-10Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski: Composer, dies at 60
  • 10-16Salomon J Rappoport: Czech rabbi (Ereg miliem)
  • 10-26John Fawcett: Composer, dies at 77
  • 11-03Pieter J Jong: Dutch Zouave, dies in battle
  • 12-06Giovanni Pacini: Composer, dies at 71
  • 12-07Rudolf Viole: Composer, dies at 42
  • 12-19Jean-Georges Kastner: Composer, dies at 57
  • 12-22Jean-Victor Poncelet: French Mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79

Events in year of 1868

  • 01-07Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
  • 01-07Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
  • 01-14NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
  • 01-14SC constitutional convention, meets with a black majority
  • 01-16Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit
  • 01-20Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee
  • 02-10Conservatives and military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
  • 02-16Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks forms (NY)
  • 02-241st US parade with floats (Mardi Gras-Mobile Alabama)
  • 02-24House of Reps vote 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson
  • 02-291st British government of Disraeli forms
  • 03-02University of Illinois opens
  • 03-05Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
  • 03-05US Senate organizes to decide charges against President Andrew Johnson
  • 03-09The opera "Hamlet" premieres in Paris
  • 03-12Britain annexed Basutoland in Africa
  • 03-12Great Britain annexes Basutoland in Africa
  • 03-13Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial
  • 03-17Postage stamp canceling machine patent issued
  • 03-20Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville Kentucky of $14,000
  • 03-23University of California founded (Oakland, California)
  • 03-24Metropolitan Life Insurance Co forms
  • 03-31Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China
  • 04-01Hampton Institute opens
  • 04-06Brigham Young marries his 27th and final wife
  • 04-10Brits defeat King of Abyssinia at Magdala
  • 04-14SC voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228
  • 04-16Louisiana voters approve new constitution
  • 04-18San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals formed
  • 05-15Dutch Government of Zuylen van Nijevelt falls

People born in year of 1868

  • 01-03Franz V M Cumont: Belgian religious historian
  • 01-06Vittorio Monti: Composer
  • 01-07Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski: Polish / German orientalist
  • 01-08Frank Dyson: Proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
  • 01-14Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman: Dutch author (Belief)
  • 01-15Noach Zjordanija: Georgian veterinarian / Premier (1918-21)
  • 01-16Cyril Metodej Hrazdira: Composer
  • 01-19Gustav Meyrink: Writer
  • 01-23Juventino Rosas: Composer
  • 01-27Cato Engelen-Sewing: Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera)
  • 01-28Frederick Archibald Lamond: Composer
  • 01-28Julian Aguirre: Composer
  • 01-31Theodore William Richards: Chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)
  • 02-03Damaso Ledesma: Composer
  • 02-04Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy: Irish patriot / playwright / MP
  • 02-05Lodewijk Mortelmans: Composer
  • 02-10William Allen White: Emporia, Kansas -- Editor (Pulitzer 1942)
  • 02-12Johan H A Schaper: Dutch MP / founder (SDAP)
  • 02-14Henricus A Poels: Dutch RC theologist / social foreman
  • 02-16Wilhelm Schmidt: German anthropologist / linguist (Anthropos)
  • 02-22Henri Polak: Union leader / politician (soc-dem)
  • 02-23William E B Du Bois: Massachusetts, United States -- Civil rights writer (Souls of Black Folk)
  • 02-25Anthony J Block: Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
  • 02-26Leonard Borwick: Pianist
  • 03-03Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier]: French philosopher / writer
  • 03-05Prosper Poullet: Belgian viscount / jurist / minister
  • 03-20Obe Postma: Frisian poet / geography / historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
  • 03-22Hamish MacCunn: Composer
  • 03-22Henry W Methorst: Lawyer / director (Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics)
  • 03-22Robert A Millikan: US physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923)

People died in year of 1868

  • 01-03Moritz Hauptmann: Composer, dies at 75
  • 01-07William Batchelder Bradbury: Composer, dies at 51
  • 01-14Heinrich Schenker: Austrian musicologist (Ursatz), dies at 66
  • 01-22Moritz Ganz: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-28Adalbert Stifter: Austrian Author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62
  • 02-29[Charles] Louis I [Augustus]: King of Bavaria (L Montez), dies at 81
  • 03-02Carl Eberwein: Composer, dies at 81
  • 03-28James Thomas Brudenell: 7th Earl of Cardigan, dies at about 70
  • 04-03Franz Adolf Berwald: Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • 04-13Theodorus [Kasa]: Emperor of Abyssinia, commits suicide
  • 05-03Olof Wilhelm Udden: Composer, dies at 68
  • 05-26Michael Barrett: Irish nationalist, last British public execution
  • 06-01James Buchanan: 15th US President (1857-61), dies at 77
  • 06-05Anselm Huttenbrenner: Composer, dies at 73
  • 06-09James Brooke: Rajah of Sarawak (1841-68)
  • 06-10Michael Obrenovic: Ruler of Sweden, murdered
  • 07-06Samuel Lover: Composer, dies at 71
  • 07-10Carlo Conti: Composer, dies at 71
  • 07-15William Thomas Morton: Dentist (1st to use ether)
  • 07-16Louis-Francois Dauprat: Composer, dies at 87
  • 07-20Antoine Prumier: Composer, dies at 75
  • 07-20Jan Bedrich Kittl: Composer, dies at 62
  • 07-22Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky: Composer, dies at 51
  • 07-24George Cattermole: Painter / illustrator
  • 08-11Halfdan Kierulf: Composer, dies at 52
  • 08-11Thaddeus Stevens: Architect of Radical Reconstruction, dies at 76
  • 08-25Costache Negruzzi: Romanian Author / poet, dies at about 60
  • 08-25Henry P Scholte: Dutch / US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62
  • 08-25Jacob van Lennep: Dutch 2nd member of parliament, dies at 66
  • 08-27Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee: Composer, dies at 82