What Happened in July 1860

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 Temperature hits 115°F in Ft Scott & 112°F in Topeka Kansas
  • Jul 19 1st railroad reaches Kansas
  • Jul 25 1st US intercollegiate billiard match (Harvard vs Yales)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 3 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
  • Jul 3 William Wallace, composer
  • Jul 5 Robert Bacon, American politician (d. 1919)
  • Jul 7 Gustav Mahler, Kalischat Bohemia Austria, composer/conductor (Titan)
  • Jul 11 Johannis J van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics)
  • Jul 16 Jens Otto Harry Jespersen, linguist/philologist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 19 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jul 20 Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
  • Jul 24 Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
  • Jul 25 Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
  • Jul 26 Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama)
  • Jul 28 Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
  • Jul 28 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
  • Jul 31 Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist (d. 1940)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Charles Goodyear, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber), dies at 59

  • Jul 6 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer, dies at 37
  • Jul 13 John Ackersdijk, Dutch state house builder, dies at 69