- July 18: The Lincoln School of Marion, later called Alabama State University, was incorporated.
- November 13: The Lincoln School of Marion opened to 113 students.
- The school that would become Talladega College moved from a one-room schoolhouse to the former Baptist Academy building nearby.
- July: The Brierfield Ironworks blew out.
- Rufus Cobb moved to Shelby County.
- John Phelan and William Walker, Jr were admitted to the bar.
- James Sloss was made president of the Nashville & Decatur Railroad.
- February 8: Henry Gray, Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
- March 1: George Ward, Mayor of Birmingham
- March 22: John Rountree, editor and publisher
- March 28: E. E. Forbes, businessman
- May 23: William Oliver, U. S. Representative
- June 10: Robert A. Morris, Jefferson County Auditor
- October 22: Sterling Foster, pastor and salesman
- Della Frances Dryer, painter
In 1867, Nebraska was admitted as a state. The first British North America Act forms the Dominion of Canada. Alaska was purchased from Russia.
Books published in 1867 included The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain.
Notable births in 1867 included author Laura Ingalls Wilder, baseball player Cy Young, aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and physicist & chemist Marie Curie. Notable deaths included Emperor Kōmei of Japan, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico (executed), King Otto of Greece, and physicist Michael Faraday.
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