What Happened in July 1857

Historical Events

  • Jul 16 Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore
  • Jul 18 Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Roger Connor, 1st baseman (NY Giants)
  • Jul 2 Francesco Spetrino, composer
  • Jul 5 Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist
  • Jul 8 Rudolf Dellinger, composer
  • Jul 9 Frederik II W, grandduke of Baden (1907-18)
  • Jul 11 Alfred Binet, French child psychologist
  • Jul 11 Iacob Moresianu, composer
  • Jul 14 Maytag, inventor (washing machine)
  • Jul 21 A S C Wallis, [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer
  • Jul 23 French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years)
  • Jul 24 Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark, writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917)
  • Jul 25 Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina
  • Jul 27 Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, orientalist/museum curator
  • Jul 27 Jose Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rico, found Federalist Party in 1900
  • Jul 28 Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • Jul 30 Thorstein Veblen, US, economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (33) weds Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 27 Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I (25) weds princess Charlotte of Belgium (17) in Brussels

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Carlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (b. 1818)
  • Jul 4 William L. Marcy, American statesman (b. 1786)
  • Jul 15 Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 16 Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
  • Jul 19 Stefano Franscini, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1796)
  • Jul 25 Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer, dies at 54
  • Jul 29 Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino, dies at 54
  • Jul 29 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)