What Happened in July 1844

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
  • Jul 27 Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Jul 30 1st US yacht club - NY Yacht Club organized by John Cox Stevens and 8 friends aboard the Gimcrack

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Verney L Cameroon, English explorer (Tanganyika)
  • Jul 8 Mary Johnson Lincoln, educator (Boston Cooking School)
  • Jul 11 Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia
  • Jul 22 William Archibald Spooner, reverend/inventor (spoonerisms), born in London, England

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Jul 25 Thomas Eakins, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins
  • Jul 28 Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
  • Jul 31 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 11 Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
  • Jul 12 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63
  • Jul 13 Johann Gansbacher, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 15 Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
  • Jul 19 Heinrich Domnich, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 23 Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
  • Jul 27 John Dalton, Engl physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77
  • Jul 28 Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)
  • Jul 29 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, composer, dies at 53