What Happened in July 1848

Historical Events

  • Jul 3 Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands)
  • Jul 6 Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
  • Jul 11 Edmund Hickly gets 1st known 10 wicket innings (Kent v England)
  • Jul 11 London's Waterloo Station opens

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Jul 19 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Lucretia Mott

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Jul 19 German Parliament demands Dutch province of Limburg
  • Jul 23 Battle of Custoza-Italian War of Independence, starts
  • Jul 25 1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian
  • Jul 29 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 9 Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
  • Jul 15 Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
  • Jul 16 Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music)
  • Jul 18 William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
  • Jul 19 Cornelis A Pekelharing, artist (fabric seller)
  • Jul 22 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 25 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1930)

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Jul 27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist
  • Jul 27 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
  • Jul 27 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium
  • Jul 31 Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala)/diplomat, dies
  • Jul 22 Karl Guhr, German composer, dies at 60