What Happened in July 1815

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 1st natural gas well in US is discovered

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord takes office as the first Prime Minister of France

Politician and Diplomat Talleyrand
Politician and Diplomat
Talleyrand

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 15 Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jul 15 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 13 James Alexander Seddon, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1880)
  • Jul 21 Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1901)
  • Jul 24 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • Jul 28 Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
  • Jul 30 Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Samuel Whitbread, English politician, dies at 51