What Happened on July 4, 1868

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Battle at Ueno, Japan: last Tokugawa armies defeated
  • In New Zealand, Maori leader Te Kooti and 300 of his followers captured the schooner Rifleman and sailed for New Zealand; the fugitives landed at Whareongaonga six days later

Famous Birthdays

  • Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)