1867 in music
1867 in science
1867 in sports
1867 in Canada
1867 state leaders
1864 1865 1866 - 1867 - 1868 1869 1870
1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s
18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Table of contents
- January 8 - African-American men granted the right to vote in the District of Columbia
- January 11 - Benito Juárez becomes Mexican president again
- February 3 - Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu abdicates, and the late Emperor Komei's son, Prince Mutshuhito becomes Emperor Meiji of Japan. End of the Late Tokugawa shogunate.
- February 17 - The first ship passes through the Suez Canal
- March 1 - Nebraska is admitted as the 37th U.S. state.
- March 16 - First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
- March 29 - The British North America Act receives royal assent, forming the Dominion of Canada in an event known as Confederation. This unites the Province of Canada, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia as of July 1. Ottawa becomes the capital, and John A. Macdonald becomes the Dominion's first prime minister
- March 30 - Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia (about two cents an acre) by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly."
- April 1 - Singapore becomes British crown colony.
- July 1 - Canada Day, recognizing the creation of Canada by the British North America Act.
- July 17 - In Boston, Massachusetts, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine is established as the first dental school in the United States.
- September 2 - Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor of Japan marries Ichijo Masako. The Empress consort is thereafter known as Lady Haruko.
- October 21 - 'Manifest Destiny': Medicine Lodge Treaty - Near Medicine Lodge Creek, Kansas a landmark treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate a reservation in western Oklahoma.
- December 2 - In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
- December 4 - Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry (better known today as the Grange movement).
- First running of the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, New York.
- Transition from the Edo period to the Meiji period in Japanese History
- Pierre Michaux invents the front wheel-driven velocipede, the first mass-produced bicycle.
- Otto von Bismarck organises a North German Confederation under the leadership of Prussia
Year in topic
- January 8 - Emily Greene Balch, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 1946 (d. 1961)
- January 17 - Carl Laemmle, film executive (d. 1939)
- January 21 - Ludwig Thoma, narrator, dramatist and lyricist (d. 1921)
- January 21 - Maxime Weygand, French General
- February 7 - Laura Ingalls Wilder, author (d. 1957)
- February 11 - August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist.
- February 18 - Hedwig Courths-Mahler, novelist (d. 1950)
- February 21 - Otto Hermann Kahn, millionaire and benefactor (d. 1934)
- March 25 - Arturo Toscanini, conductor (d. 1957)
- March 29 - Cy Young, United States baseball player
- April 2 - Eugene Sandow, body builder, circus performer (d. 1925).
- April 9 - Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)
- April 16 - Wilbur Wright of the Wright brothers, American co-inventor of the airplane.
- May 6 - Mary of Teck, later Queen Consort of George V of the United Kingdom
- May 14 - Kurt Eisner, politician and publicist (d. 1919)
- May 26 - Mary of Teck (d. 1953)
- June 28 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (d. 1936)
- July 28 - Charles Dillon Perrine, astronomer (d. 1951)
- August 12 - Edith Hamilton, educator and author
- August 22 - Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and Muesli inventor (d. 1939)
- November 7 - Marie Curie, Scientist and Nobel Prize winner due to research in the field of radioactivity.
- January 14 - Jean Auguste Ingres, painter
- May 12 - Friedrich William Eduard Gerhard, German archaeologist
- June 19 - Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico (executed)
- August 25 - Michael Faraday, chemist and physicist (b. 1791)
- August 31 - Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, French poet and writer
- September 10 - Simon Sechter, music teacher
- Emperor Komei of Japan