Historical Events in July 1814

  • Jul 3 Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)
  • Jul 5 Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • Jul 7 Walter Scott's "Waverley" published

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Jul 12 William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, British military leader (commander of British forces in the American Revolutionary War), dies at 84

Military Leader William Howe
Military Leader
William Howe
  • Jul 18 British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
  • Jul 25 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British

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Jul 25 English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Bl├╝cher

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson