What Happened in July 1846

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Historical Events

  • Jul 9 Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (SF) for US
  • Jul 9 The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.
  • Jul 21 Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Achilles Alferaki, composer
  • Jul 11 Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
  • Jul 19 Charles Edward Pickering, pioneered American spectroscopist
  • Jul 26 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 24 Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81
  • Jul 24 Louis Napoleon, French King of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67