What Happened in July 1821

Historical Events

  • Jul 17 Spain cedes Florida to US
  • Jul 28 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 2 Charles Tupper, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 69-day term), born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1915)

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper
  • Jul 6 Edward Winston Pettus, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Jul 8 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Urbana, Ohio (d. 1862)
  • Jul 10 Christopher Columbus Augur, American Major General (Union Army), born in Kendall, New York (d. 1898)
  • Jul 12 Cesare Dominiceti, composer
  • Jul 12 Daniel Harvey Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American slave trader, Confederate lieutenant general and KKK Grand Wizard, born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 1877)

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 16 Mary Baker Eddy, American founder of Christian Science (Science & Health), born in Bow, New Hampshire (d. 1910)

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • Jul 18 Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
  • Jul 21 Vasile Alecsandri, Romanian foreign minister, diplomat and poet, born in Bacau, Moldova (d. 1890)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 24 William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Richard Cosway, English artist (b. 1742)
  • Jul 9 Tommaso Sogner, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 21 Maurice J M prince de Broglie, bishop of Ghent, dies at about 55