What Happened in July 1826

Historical Events

  • Jul 26 Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews
  • Jul 30 Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)

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Jul 4 Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Henry Grierson, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 8 Robert Kingston Scott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 10 Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer
  • Jul 11 Alexander Afanasyev, Russian folklorist (d. 1871)
  • Jul 13 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
  • Jul 21 James Gillpatrick Blunt, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 24 Francisco Solano Lopez, President of Paraguay (1862-70), born in AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay (d. 1870)
  • Jul 24 Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 John Adams, 2nd US President (1797-1801), dies at 90

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

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Jul 4 Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09), dies at 83

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson

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Jul 5 Stamford Raffles, British statesman and founder of Singapore dies at 44 of apoplexy

British Statesman and Founder of Singapore Stamford Raffles
British Statesman and Founder of Singapore
Stamford Raffles
  • Jul 7 Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 8 Luther Martin, American statesman (b. 1748)
  • Jul 11 Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 17 Joseph Graetz, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Giuseppe Piazzi, monk/mathematician (found 1st asteroid), dies at 80
  • Jul 24 Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 25 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]
  • Jul 25 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • Jul 26 Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer, dies at 82