Book - 1867
Good condition set of four.
By February — The Society of Arts inaugurates the Blue plaque scheme, advanced by William Ewart, for erecting memorial tablets on London houses previously the homes of notable people, the first being at Lord Byron's birthplace, 24 Holles Street, off Cavendish Square.
11 February — Abortive Fenian attempt to seize Chester Castle.
5 March — Fenian Rising in Ireland.
15 March — 'Conference of Trades' first meets; later forming the nucleus of the Trades Union Congress.
16 March — First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
29 March — Canadian Confederation: The British North America Act receives Royal Assent, forming the Dominion of Canada. This unites the Province of Canada (Quebec and Ontario), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia as of 1 July. Ottawa becomes the capital, and John A. Macdonald becomes the Dominion's first prime minister.
1 April — Strait Settlement of Singapore, formerly ruled from Calcutta, becomes a Crown Colony under the jurisdiction of the Colonial Office in London.
11 May - Treaty of London: the great powers of Europe reaffirm the neutrality of Luxembourg, ending the Luxembourg Crisis.
11 May - The first comic opera with a score by Arthur Sullivan to be publicly performed, the one-act Cox and Box with libretto by F. C. Burnand, opens at the Adelphi Theatre in London and runs for 300 performances.
18 May — John Stuart Mill's motion to give women the vote is decisively rejected by the House of Commons.
20 May — Laying of the foundation stone of the Royal Albert Hall by Queen Victoria.
22 May — Henry Chaplin’s Hermit wins the Epsom Derby in a snowstorm at 1000:15 odds, ruining Chaplin’s rival in love, Harry, Marquess of Hastings, who has bet heavily against him.
3 June — The sport of lacrosse is introduced from Canada.
1 July — Canadian Confederation: British North America Act of 29 March comes into force, creating the Dominion of Canada, the first independent dominion in the British Empire.
14 July — The Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel demonstrates dynamite in a quarry in Redhill, Surrey, having patented it in the U.K. on 7 May.
15 August — Benjamin Disraeli's Second Reform Act enfranchises many urban working men and adds 938,000 to an electorate of 1,057,000 in England and Wales.
4 September — Sheffield Wednesday F.C. are founded at the Adelphi Hotel in Sheffield.
24–28 September — First of the Lambeth Conferences held.
October — Thomas Barnardo opens his first shelter for homeless children, in Stepney.
12 October — End of penal transportation, as the last convict ship, the Hougoumont, departs from Portsmouth on an 89-day passage to Western Australia. 62 Fenians are among the transportees.
6 November — National Society for Women's Suffrage, the first such national campaigning group, is formed by Lydia Becker.
8 November — An underground explosion at Ferndale Colliery in the Rhondda kills 178.
23 November — The 'Manchester Martyrs' are hanged in Salford for the murder of a policeman whilst attempting to rescue two Irish Republican Brotherhood members from imprisonment on 18 September.
28 November — Opening of Baylis's Royal Colosseum Theatre and Opera House, Glasgow, which becomes the Theatre Royal, Glasgow in May 1869.
13 December — Clerkenwell explosion at Clerkenwell Prison during a Fenian escape attempt; 12 local residents are killed.