What Happened in July 1851

Historical Events

  • Jul 13 John F Loudon discovers tin on East Indian Island of Billiton
  • Jul 23 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux signed by Sioux Indians & US
  • Jul 24 Window tax abolished in Britain
  • Jul 28 Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
  • Jul 29 Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 7 Lillien Jane Martin, psychologist, found gerontology clinic
  • Jul 7 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
  • Jul 8 Arthur J Evans, English archaeologist (Crete)
  • Jul 11 Millie & Christine McCoy, American siamese twins born slaves in Whiteville, North Carolina (d.1912)
  • Jul 15 Eduardo GutiĆ©rrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • Jul 19 Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer (head of Jut)
  • Jul 23 Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
  • Jul 24 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 5 Juanita, Mexican, lynched by California gold diggers

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 10 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (daguerreotype), dies at 63

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • Jul 17 Beni Egressy, composer, dies at 37