1867 events in history

Jan 8 African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C
Jan 31 Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria
Feb 13 Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards
Feb 28 Seventy years of Holy See-United States relations are ended by a Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and are not restored until January 10, 1984
Mar 1 Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital
Mar 2 The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act
Mar 29 Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1
Mar 30 Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2-cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward
Apr 1 Singapore becomes a British crown colony
Apr 9 Alaska Purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska
May 3 The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island
May 11 Luxembourg gains its independence
May 29 The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Jun 15 Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana
Jun 19 Maximilian I of the Second Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro
Jul 1 The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date is commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday
Jul 17 Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the first dental school in the U.S. that is affiliated with a university
Aug 28 The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll
Sep 2 Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji of Japan, marries Masako Ichijō. The Empress consort is thereafter known as Lady Haruko. Since her death in 1914, she is called by the posthumous name Empress Shōken
Sep 28 Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario
Oct 18 United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day
Oct 21 Manifest Destiny: Medicine Lodge Treaty – Near Medicine Lodge, Kansas a landmark treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate to a reservation in western Oklahoma
Oct 23 Seventy-two Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate
Nov 3 Giuseppe Garibaldi and his followers are defeated in the Battle of Mentana and fail to end the Pope's Temporal power in Rome (it would be achieved three years later)
Nov 9 Tokugawa shogunate hands power back to the Emperor of Japan, starting the Meiji Restoration
Nov 23 The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England, for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody
Dec 2 At Tremont Temple in Boston, 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 13 A Fenian bomb explodes in Clerkenwell, London, England, killing six
Dec 18 The Angola Horror train wreck occurred
Dec 28 United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits