What Happened in July 1855

Historical Events


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Jul 4 In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.

  • Jul 20 1st train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in Netherlands
  • Jul 31 Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4°C avg)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Piotr Maszynski, composer
  • Jul 7 Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)
  • Jul 9 Johann P Zilcher, German composer
  • Jul 14 Richard Samuel Hughes, composer
  • Jul 16 Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer
  • Jul 19 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, born in Bukovina (d. 1932)
  • Jul 25 Edward Solomon, composer
  • Jul 26 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (d. 1936)
  • Jul 30 James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 7 Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)
  • Jul 8 Sir William Edward Parry, English Arctic explorer (b. 1790)
  • Jul 9 Lord Raglan Commander of the British forces during the Crimean War