What Happened in July 1814

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)
  • Jul 5 Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • Jul 7 Walter Scott's "Waverley" published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, British military leader (commander of British forces in the American Revolutionary War), dies at 84

Military Leader William Howe
Military Leader
William Howe
  • Jul 18 British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
  • Jul 25 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Bl├╝cher

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer
  • Jul 3 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, born Rauna parish, Russian Empire (d. 1881)
  • Jul 6 Justus McKinstry, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1897)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 19 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • Jul 20 Ivan S Gagarin, Russian theologist

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 25 Inventor Charles Babbage (21) weds Georgina Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Devon, England

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 Robert Jasper van der Capellen, Dutch politician, dies at 71
  • Jul 19 Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40
  • Jul 25 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69