What Happened in July 1802

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
  • Jul 7 1st comic book "The Wasp" is published

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), (d. 1878)
  • Jul 3 Joseph Labitzky, composer
  • Jul 9 Thomas Davenport, invented 1st commercial electric motor
  • Jul 12 Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer
  • Jul 15 John Barnett, composer
  • Jul 21 David Hunter, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 24 Alexandre Dumas, French author (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), born in Aisne, France (d. 1870)

  • Jul 26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, poet/politician, born in London, England
  • Jul 26 Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (d. 1855)
  • Jul 27 Benedikt Randhartinger, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Daniel Morgan, American Revolutionary general and politician (b. ~1735)

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Jul 22 Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, a founder of histology, dies from falling down stairs at 30

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
Anatomist and Physiologist
Marie Francois Xavier Bichat
  • Jul 28 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72